Occasional Sundays, 4 to 6 pm
- Hosted by Donald Nally
The Crossing is a professional chamber choir dedicated to expanding the contemporary choral music experience through commissions, collaborations, community, and performances that are characterized by a distinctive unity of sound and spirit. Directed by Donald Nally, The Crossing is based in Philadelphia.
The Crossing on WRTI, Sunday, May 28 at 4 pm
Music Director Donald Nally introduces this Sunday’s program, with the world premiere of Lansing McLosky’s Zealot Canticles, a concert-length choral “oratorio” for clarinet, string quartet, and choir. It is based on Twelve Canticles for the Zealot by the Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. His words and Lansing’s responses are universal pleas for peace and tolerance, yet they force us to look into the mirror and recognize the thin line between devotion and intolerance, zealotry and radicalism. Other works, by McLoskey and by Philadelphian David Shapiro are also on the program.