The Crossing Choir http://wrti.org en The Passing of The Crossing's Jeffrey Dinsmore http://wrti.org/post/passing-crossings-jeffrey-dinsmore <p><a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20140416_Singer_Jeffrey_Dinsmore__42.html" target="_blank"><strong>Jeffrey Dinsmore</strong>,</a> co-founder and integral member of the Philadelphia choral ensemble The Crossing, died suddenly on Monday in Los Angeles at age 42. The Crossing's conductor <strong>Donald Nally sent out this email message (below) about Jeff's passing. </strong>This is such a sad loss for Jeff's family and loved ones, and for everyone in Philadelphia's choral community. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:59:16 +0000 Kile Smith 7208 at http://wrti.org The Passing of The Crossing's Jeffrey Dinsmore Santa Brings Gifts To The Crossing Choir http://wrti.org/post/santa-brings-gifts-crossing-choir <p></p><p>The Crossing Choir regularly finds itself on cutting edges that many people don't know exist. But the latest gift to Donald Nally's modern music choir is a 36-year-old Latvian composer, named...Santa.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:07:55 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 6630 at http://wrti.org Santa Brings Gifts To The Crossing Choir The Crossing In Concert on WRTI: An American Premiere, November 3, 4 PM http://wrti.org/post/crossing-concert-wrti-american-premiere-november-3-4-pm <p><span class="style1">This Sunday&nbsp;on WRTI, The Crossing Choir performs the American premiere of a major work from the composer <strong>John Luther Adams. <em>Canticles of the Holy Wind </em></strong>is a multi-movement, concert-length work of breadth and depth. </span></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:54:56 +0000 Jim Cotter 6634 at http://wrti.org The Crossing In Concert on WRTI: An American Premiere, November 3, 4 PM The Crossing Choir On WRTI: The First "Month of Moderns" Concert, July 14, 4 PM http://wrti.org/post/crossing-choir-wrti-first-month-moderns-concert-july-14-4-pm <p>Donald Nally conducts the first in a three-concert series recorded live in June. <em>The Gulf (between you and me)</em>, a major project that has taken years of planning, brings together composers, a poet, an artist, and a variety of musicians from Japan and America to join The Crossing in exploring a particular theme: how we seem to hear what the earth is saying to us with the same, sad inability with which we often listen to those we most love.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Tune in on Sunday, July 14 at 4 pm </strong>to hear the first concert in the series, recorded June 15th at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral.</p><p><strong>And did you catch The Crossing's performance with The Rolling Stones on June 23rd? </strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/VpI6bSlRkDI</p><p><strong>July 14 Program:</strong><br>Gene Coleman: <em>Water of the Last Moment</em> (world premiere)<br>Santa Ratniece: <em>Chu Dal </em>(Silent Water, 2008)<br>Tamar Diesendruck: <em>Other Floods </em>(2010)</p><p><strong>With special guests Toshimaru Nakamura</strong> <strong>&amp; Ko Ishikawa</strong></p><p>Philadelphia composer <strong>Gene Coleman’s</strong> musical language is at times experimental, at other times minimal, often drawing on Japanese influences, improvisation, extended techniques, and Gene’s interest in architecture and structure to create a rich and unique sound world.</p><p align="justify">Composer <strong>Santa Ratniece</strong> has recently become one of the most important female composers in Latvia, creating some of the richest landscapes in choral music. Her works describe the deepest lakes, the bluest skies, the quietest plains in a kaleidoscope of sounds that both connects us to the subject and magnifies our distance from it.</p><p align="justify">Composer <strong>Tamar Diesendruck</strong> offers a transparent view of deconstructionism. Her setting of <strong>Giuseppe Ungaretti’s</strong> <em>brief words</em> moves from a fragmented landscape to a lush harmonic fullness as the words themselves fall together to reveal, ”I am illumined by immensity."</p><p align="justify"><a href="http://www.crossingchoir.com/Concerts_1213_TG.html" target="_blank"><strong>More information</strong></a></p><p align="justify"> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:01:32 +0000 Jack Moore 6188 at http://wrti.org The Crossing Choir On WRTI: The First "Month of Moderns" Concert, July 14, 4 PM Santa Brings Musical Gifts To The Crossing Choir http://wrti.org/post/santa-brings-musical-gifts-crossing-choir <p></p><p>The Crossing Choir regularly finds itself on cutting edges that many people don't know exist. But the latest gift to Donald Nally's modern music choir is a 36-year-old Latvian composer, named...Santa. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 01:08:25 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 6131 at http://wrti.org Santa Brings Musical Gifts To The Crossing Choir The Crossing Performs Thomas Lloyd's "Bonhoeffer" on WRTI http://wrti.org/post/crossing-performs-thomas-lloyds-bonhoeffer-wrti <p>Listen on Sunday, April 14th, 4 to 6 pm, as <a href="http://www.crossingchoir.com/Concerts_1213_MOM1.html" target="_blank"><strong>The Crossing</strong></a> chamber choir sings the broadcast premiere of Thomas Lloyd's concert-length work, <em>Bonhoeffer</em>. The concert was recorded at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral this past March.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:50:04 +0000 Jim Cotter 5378 at http://wrti.org The Crossing Performs Thomas Lloyd's "Bonhoeffer" on WRTI The Crossing Choir's Holiday Concert: Dec. 23rd on ENCORE! http://wrti.org/post/crossing-choirs-holiday-concert-dec-23rd-encore <p>Join us on Sunday, December 23rd, 3 to 5 pm, to hear The Crossing Choir's &nbsp;"@ Christmas" concert, recorded at St. Paul’s Church in Chestnut Hill on Friday, December 21st, 2012.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:36:41 +0000 Jim Cotter 4886 at http://wrti.org The Crossing Choir's Holiday Concert: Dec. 23rd on ENCORE! Ambitious Plans for The Crossing Choir http://wrti.org/post/ambitious-plans-crossing-choir <p></p><p class="legacy-audio-url">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1000549.mp3</p><p>Donald Nally, artistic director of The Crossing, talks with Jim Cotter about some ambitious new plans for the internationally renowned, Philadelphia-based chamber choir.</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:14:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 2777 at http://wrti.org Ambitious Plans for The Crossing Choir Composer Gian Carlo Menotti Remembered--Craftsman Wharton Esherick--Plans for The Crossing Choir http://wrti.org/post/composer-gian-carlo-menotti-remembered-craftsman-wharton-esherick-plans-crossing-choir <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the late Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker, Wharton Esherick.</p> <p>Donald Nally, artistic director of The Crossing, talks with Jim Cotter about some ambitious new plans for the internationally renowned Philadelphia-based chamber choir.</p> Sat, 08 Oct 2011 18:26:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2622 at http://wrti.org Composer Gian Carlo Menotti Remembered--Craftsman Wharton Esherick--Plans for The Crossing Choir