Track listing


Toivo Tulev

1  A child said, what is the grass?​  (2015)  15:25


Gregory Spears

The Tower and the Garden​  (2018)

2 I. 80  5:34

3 II. In the Land of Shinar  9:23

4 III. Dungeness Documentary 7:22

5  IV. 80  12:34


Joel Puckett

I enter the earth​  (2015) 15:37



Katy Avery  .  Nathaniel Barnett  .  Kelly Ann Bixby  .  Elijah Blaisdell  .  Karen Blanchard  .  Colin Dill  .  Micah Dingler  .  Robert Eisentrout  .  Ryan Fleming  .  Joanna Gates  .  Steven Hyder  .  Michael Jones  .  Heidi Kurtz  .  Chelsea Lyons  .  Maren Montalbano  .  Rebecca Myers  .  Rebecca Oehlers  .  James Reese  .  Daniel Schwartz  .  Rebecca Siler  .  Julie Snyder  .  Daniel Spratlan  .  Elisa Sutherland  .  Daniel Taylor


String ensemble for The Tower and the Garden:

Brandon Garbot, Adelya Nartadjieva violin

Jordan Bak viola

Arlen Hlusko cello


Donald Nally Conductor

Kevin Vondrak Assistant Conductor & Artistic Associate

John Grecia Keyboards


This album was recorded October 22, 23 & 24, 2018 at Morningstar Studios in Norristown, PA


Recording produced by Donald Nally, Paul Vazquez & Kevin Vondrak, with Nick Tipp


Initial Production & Recording Engineering Nick Tipp


Additional Engineering, Editing, Mixing & Mastering Paul Vazquez


Album artwork by Steven Bradshaw


The recording of ​The Tower and the Garden​ is made possible through the generous gift of a long-time supporter of The Crossing.


We are grateful for:

...for our audience, an amazing community of curious, intuitive, diverse, supportive, innovative, and caring friends; they have created The Crossing;

...for art, in this world, and the generous, creative, and determined artists who make it;

...for composers trying to make sense of things through creating; our board and staff for their extraordinary commitment and support of our vision; the entire staff and congregation of The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, our home: Rev. John Wilkinson, Minister; Daniel Spratlan, Director of Music; Esther Cole, Church Administrator; Ken Lovett, Associate Director of Music; St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh, for generously providing additional rehearsal space: Michael Smith, Minister of Music; St. Clement’s Church, Philadelphia, for also generously providing additional rehearsal space: Fr. Richard C. Alton, Rector; Bernard Kunkle, Associate Organist and Secretary to the Rector; Peter Conte, Organist and Choirmaster;

...for housing our artists: David and Rebecca Thornburgh, Jeff and Liz Podraza, Corbin Abernathy and Andrew Beck, Beth Vaccaro, Rebecca Siler, Colin Dill,



The Board of Directors of The Crossing

Phil Cooke

Micah Dingler

Tuomi Forrest - ​Vice President

Joanna Gates

Mary D. Hangley

Lisa Husseini

Cynthia A. Jarvis

Mary Kinder Loiselle

Michael M. Meloy

Donald Nally - ​Conductor

Eric Owens

Pam Prior - ​Treasurer

Andrew Quint

Kim Shiley - ​President

Carol Loeb Shloss - ​Secretary

John Slattery

Elizabeth Van de Water


The Staff of The Crossing

Jonathan Bradley, Executive Director

Shannon McMahon, Operations Manager

Kevin Vondrak, Assistant Conductor & Artistic Associate

Paul Vazquez, Sound Designer

Katie Feeney, Grant Manager

Elizabeth Dugan, Bookkeeper

Ryan Strand, Administrative Assistant


The Crossing is represented by Alliance Artist Management




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Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Director Brandon MacNeil


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Audio Director Lucas Paquette


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Art Director Ryan Harrison

Design Edward A. Fleming

Publicity Patrick Niland, Sara Warner






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