The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally, is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir that explore and expand ways of writing, singing, and listening to choral music. Many of its nearly 100 commissioned premieres address social, environmental, and political issues.
The Crossing has collaborated with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra, Lyric Fest, Piffaro, Annenberg Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Beth Morrison Projects, Allora & Calzadilla, Bang on a Can, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The group has appeared at the Park Avenue Armory, National Sawdust, Lincoln Center, Disney Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Philadelphia Art Museum, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Haarlem Choral Biennale in The Netherlands, the Finnish National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space in New York, Peak Performances, Winter Garden with WNYC, and Duke, Northwestern, Colgate, and Notre Dame Universities.
The Crossing holds an annual residency at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, Montana. The ensemble has issued 20 releases, receiving two Grammy Awards for Best Choral Performance (2018, 2019), and five Grammy nominations. The Crossing, with Donald Nally, was the American Composers Forum’s 2017 Champion of New Music. They have received the Margaret Hillis Award, three ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, and the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award from Chorus America.