The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. It is committed to working with creative teams, including innovative composers from a variety of backgrounds, to make and record new, substantial works for choir, most often addressing social issues.
Highly sought-after for collaborative projects, The Crossing’s first such partnership was as the resident choir of the Spoleto Festival, Italy, in 2007. Since then, collaborators have included the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), American Composers Orchestra, Network for New Music, Lyric Fest, PRISM Quartet, Beth Morrison Projects, Pig Iron Theatre Company, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum, and the Institute for Advanced Study. The Crossing holds an annual residency at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, Montana.
The Crossing has presented over sixty commissioned world premieres from leading composers, including: Michael Gordon, John Luther Adams, David Lang, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Gavin Bryars, Ted Hearne, Caroline Shaw, David T. Little, Robert Maggio, Gabriel Jackson, and Hans Thomalla. With a commitment to recording their commissions, The Crossing has fourteen commercially-released recordings.
Nominated twice for the Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance (2017 and 2018), The Crossing, with Donald Nally, is the American Composers Forums’ 2017 Champion of New Music. They are the recipient of the 2015 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, three ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, as well as the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award from Chorus America. Donald Nally was awarded the 2017 Michael Korn Award and the 2012 Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal for his work with The Crossing.
The Crossing is represented by Alliance Artist Management.
For more information visit www.crossingchoir.org