That happened! 2016.

It was a tumultuous year for many, but we pause here, on the eve of a new year, to celebrate those things that leave us with truly fond memories.

In 2016, for The Crossing,  this happened. We...

...sang at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Barnes Foundation
The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, Montana
Stotesbury Mansion
The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, NYC
FringeArts Philadelphia
Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart
Trinity Wall Street
The Philadelphia Cathedral
Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Wilmington
St. Mark's Church, Philadelphia
Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square
and, our home, the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill

...were snowed-out in January

...were GRAMMY-nominated in December (stay tuned for February 12!)

...are grateful.

...collaborated with
The Barnes Foundation
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
The Big Sky Conservatory and Director John Zirkle
WRTI 90.1 FM Philadelphia's Classical and Jazz Public Radio
WNYC 93.9 FM  New Sounds Live with John Schaefer
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Gavin Bryars' The Fifth Century on ECM
Thomas Lloyd's Bonhoeffer on Albany (we may have mentioned, GRAMMY...)
Seven Responses on Innova
Words Adorned, with the Al Bustan Takht Ensemble

music of Ted Hearne for Cantaloupe
John Luther Adams'  Canticles of the Holy Wind for Cantaloupe
music of Edie Hill for PARMA
music of David Lang for David Lang!

...commissioned and gave the world premieres of new works by
Aaron Helgeson,  Louis Andriessen, Benjamin C.S. Boyle, William Brooks, Robert Convery, Eriks Esenvalds, Paul Fowler,  Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen,  Ted Hearne, Bo Holten, Gabriel Jackson, David Lang,  David T. Little,  Lansing McLoskey, Santa Ratniece (2), David Shapiro,  Caroline Shaw,  Kile Smith, Lewis Spratlan (2),  Hans Thomalla,   Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Pete Wyer

...are grateful.

...revisited works of 
Kile Smith, David Shapiro, Gabriel Jackson, David Lang, John Tavener, Santa Ratniece, Toivo Tulev, Ted Hearne, and Gavin Bryars' 
The Fifth Century

...gave the area premiere of Kevin Puts'  To Touch the Sky

...workshopped music of Michael Gordon for his upcoming concert-length commission  Anonymous Man

...were recognized by The Philadelphia Inquirer as  the only ensemble in two categories of its BEST OF CLASSICAL MUSIC 2016: Best New Works (Santa Ratniece's new piece for 7R ) and Best Export ( 7R - to NYC)

...made a lot of new friends
...received some killer reviews

"hypnotic and ethereally beautiful...exquisite" -  The New York Times
 (Oct. 2016)

"new-music stars...a triumph" -  The Philadelphia Inquirer  (Aug. 2016)

"brilliantly radiant...sheer excellence...a towering achievement" -  Musical America  (Nov. 2016)

"choral writing of arresting beauty and strangeness...wonderful" - The New York Times  (Aug. 2016)

"A concert by The Crossing journeys evocatively both into the depths and out to the glimmering edges of the choral world." -  Broad Street Review  (Dec. 2016)

...are grateful.
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