Related Program: Arts Desk Santa Brings Gifts To The Crossing Choir By David Patrick Stearns • Nov 4, 2013 Related Program: Arts Desk TweetShareGoogle+Email Composer Santa Ratniece Listen Listening... / 2:56 Composer Santa Ratniece speaks with The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns. 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. Tags: Santa RatnieceThe Crossing ChoirTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content The Crossing In Concert on WRTI: An American Premiere, November 3, 4 PM By Jim Cotter • Nov 1, 2013 This Sunday on WRTI, The Crossing Choir performs the American premiere of a major work from the composer John Luther Adams. Canticles of the Holy Wind is a multi-movement, concert-length work of breadth and depth.