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Aniara's sold-out Philadelphia performances
The Arc in the Sky this Friday

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4 years, 3 workshops, 16 singers, 2 actors, a creative team of 4, 1 dancer/choreographer, a production team of 16, a 4-person band, 40 square feet of percussion instruments, a staff of 7, a new performing venue, a ton of individual and foundational support, 600 audience members in 5 sold-out performances, a livestream crew of 6, and a battered spaceship headed forever to nowhere.  

Aniara: fragments of time and space (Edition 1: USA) is over; it has pushed us, challenged us, moved us, and made us stronger.  We are better for it, and grateful for our Finnish counterparts from Klockrike and everyone who joined us in imagining this ground-breaking new work from composer Robert Maggio. Now, we pack it in boxes and send it to The Netherlands where we reconvene on June 30 for Aniara (Edition 2: Holland).  

Aniara received a lot of buzz. We're sharing it below, in case you missed it!  

But first, The Arc in the Sky this Friday at 5pm at Rittenhouse Square.  Why rest when there is singing to be done?
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The Crossing @ Chorus America
Kile Smith's  The Arc in the Sky 

          Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 5pm
          Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square
Pick up an advance copy of our 16th CD release, The Arc in the Sky on Navona Records, at the concert. Full digital release July 12.
Aniara in the News
Photo: Jessica Kourkounis

"The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, combines an embrace of the new, a social conscience and fearless technique."
Photo: Jose F. Moreno

"Centuries collide ... as the 18th-century Christ Church campus in Old City hosts a Mars-bound spaceship that's evacuating the dying Earth."

Photo: Emma Lee

"Even amid inevitable doom, hints of humanity remain."
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