The Crossing was founded in 2005 by Donald Nally and a group of singers with whom he worked in previous ensembles in Philadelphia and Italy. Their purpose is specifically to perform new and modern choral music. Its critically-acclaimed concerts have included works by James MacMillan, Jonathan Dove, Judith Weir, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, Herbert Howells, Bruno Bettinelli, and Gian Carlo Menotti. Since the premiere concert in November, 2005, The Crossing has regularly garnered accolades acclaiming the beauty and accuracy of its performances.
The Crossing is unique in the field of professional chamber choirs both in mission and practice. All of our administration, marketing, and outreach services are donated. This means that although we rely completely upon donations to support the season, all of the funds go directly to the performance of music, not maintaining a costly infrastructure.
The Crossing is comprised of individual singers from many cities who come together with a shared vision of sound and phrasing based upon years of singing together with Donald Nally.