The Crossing

The Crossing

March 02, 2023

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Hop Presents season. This is an archived view.

The fearless and astonishing choir explores new works by leading contemporary composers.

Winter 2023

An exceptional choral ensemble, the Crossing shares their love for new music with passion and precision. Their singing often carries powerful messages, as they tackle social issues with subtlety and fearless technique, all while imbuing the "new music with both energy and awe" (San Francisco Chronicle). The ensemble received two Grammy awards and eight nominations for Best Choral Performance.

A conversation with the artists follows. 


"I'm So Mad, I Could Spit Nails" from TITRATION (2022)                Shara Nova

SHIFT (2020/2021)                                                                              Ayanna Woods
1. Refrain
2. Shift
3. Bound

Spectral Spirits (2019)                                                                          Edie Hill
Prelude: These Birds                                        
Eyewitness: Henry David Thoreau and the Passenger Pigeon
The Naming: Passenger Pigeon
Passenger Pigeon

"Imagine A Favorite Place" from TITRATION                                     Nova

Spectral Spirits                                                                                      Hill
Eyewitness: Gert Goebel and the Paroquets                            
The Naming: Carolina Parakeet
Carolina Parakeet

"Hematite" from Ochre    (2022)                                                          Caroline Shaw

Spectral Spirits                                                                                      Hill
Eyewitness: Lucien M. Turner and the Migration of the Curlews                   
The Naming: Eskimo Curlew    
Eskimo Curlew 

"Urgency" from Carols after a Plague (2021)                                     Nova
Spectral Spirits                                                                                      Hill
Eyewitness: Mr. Wilson and the Ivory-bill                             
The Naming: Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker             

The Absence, Remember (2022)                                                           Jennifer Higdon

"Goethite" from Ochre                                                                         Shaw

"Resolve" from Carols after a Plague                                                 Nova

The Crossing is a Grammy-winning professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. It is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir that explore and expand ways of writing for choir, singing in choir and listening to music for choir. Many of its nearly 140 commissioned premieres address social, environmental and political issues. With a commitment to recording its commissions, The Crossing has issued 28 releases, receiving two Grammy Awards for Best Choral Performance (2018, 2019), and eight Grammy nominations.

 “America’s most astonishing choir”

The New York Times

 “The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, combines an embrace of the new, a social conscience and fearless technique.”

The New York Times
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Hanover, NH

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