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" The Crossing's annual holiday program is reliably one of the loveliest musical events of the year in Philadelphia." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

Come. Hear. Now.

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December 14 at  8pm
Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square
Presented by Annenberg Center Live
December 16 at  5pm
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
pre-concert talk with Donald and Gavin at 4pm 
in the Burleigh Cruikshank Memorial Chapel
A Native Hill
A Gavin Bryars world premiere
with music of Edie Hill, Joanne Metcalf, and Judith Weir
Nature is party to all our deals and decisions,
and she has more votes, a longer memory,
and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
                        - Wendell Berry
Renewal. Restoration. Rebirth.  A moment to breath out.  We have nearly reached the longest night and will soon, once again, begin our journey to the longest day.  The Crossing @ Christmas explores renewal - how the Earth cleanses itself, how time erases the paths and directions of those who walk upon it, how we are all headed toward blooming. Gavin Bryars' new unaccompanied work A Native Hill , sets texts by American writer and environmental activist Wendell Berry. Although at first appearance pastoral, Berry's descriptions of the minutiae of his rural existence have a profound metaphysical and even political force. For The Crossing @ Christmas we premiere half of this new and significant addition to choral literature, alongside settings of provocative poetry of George Herbert, e.e. cummings, St. Teresa of Avila, and Joan Prefontaine.  Thoughtful, meditative music from some of the world's most imaginative choral composers.
Live from WRTI Performance Studio:  C@C Preview

Listen on WRTI 90.1FM and streaming at on Thursday, December 13th at 12:10 PM. 
Best Of 2018 Lists

The Tower and The Garden highlighted in  Philly's best classical performances of 2018

Ted Hearne's Animals makes WQXR's list of New York's Most Memorable Concerts of 2018
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