Coming Up Next: The Crossing On Tour

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We take our show on the road today with a signature work, David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-winning the little match girl passion, and highlights from the 2016 Jeff Quartets, written by some of our closest composer friends.

Holloway Hall, Salisbury University, MD

Thursday, February 7 at 8pm
The Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

Friday, February 8 at 7pm
Pfleeger Concert Hall, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Saturday, February 9 at 8pm
Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC

Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Center, University of Notre Dame, IN

To see our full performance schedule, click here.
Caitlin Ochs for New York Times

"Then I had fire in my mouth."

These were the words of labor activist Clara Lemlich Shavelson, reflecting on her rallying cries following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. And these were the words sung by 36 fearless women of The Crossing in our New York Philharmonic debut last weekend, who, when joined by 110 girls from the Young People's Chorus of New York, represented the 146 women lost in the confounding and avoidable tragedy. This project stands out among the great honors of The Crossing's life: for a moment, we were these women. We told their stories. We stood in their places. We stand in awe of their courage. 

Thank you Julia Wolfe and the entire New York Philharmonic family for the invitation to say something meaningful together. Truly unforgettable.

"I lift my lamp beside the golden door" 
-Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus"

More on Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth

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The New York Times

" In an affecting touch, the chorus is made up of 146 women and girls, members of the excellent chamber choir the Crossing (Donald Nally, director) and the impressive Young People's Chorus of New York City (Francisco J. Núñez, director)."

Classical Voice
North America

"For this world premiere, Wolfe was gifted with the extraordinary contributions from the female members of the professional chamber choir The Crossing and the exemplary young women in the multicultural Young People's Chorus of New York City. "

Musical America

" The 36 subtly amplified women's voices of The Crossing, Donald Nally's excellent Philadelphia-based professional chamber choir, were deftly contrasted in frequently complex contrapuntal patterns with the fresh, impressively disciplined female voices of the 114-strong Young People's Chorus of New York City."

Couldn't make it to New York for the performances?
Catch an exclusive look and listen through this video from
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