The Crossing


7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music
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$35 General, $10 Youth/Non-UR Student, UR Student Free 

The Dublin Guitar Quartet (DGQ), citing concerns about COVID-19, has decided not to travel to the United States this month. As a result, a January 27 concert will be changed from a collaborative concert featuring both DGQ and the contemporary music choir The Crossing to a full evening performance by The Crossing.

The concert program will still feature Caroline Shaw’s Her Beacon-hand Beckons and Ayanna Wood’s Shift. Additions to the program include Nico Muhly’s Gentle Sleep, Rough Notes, and I Cannot Attain Unto It, David Lang’s the sense of senses, and Shara Nova’s Resolve.

These composers are among the most respected and creative creators of contemporary music. Two of them—Shaw and Lang—are Pulitzer Prize winners, and all five are highly sought after by artists commissioning new work.

The Crossing is a Grammy-nominated chamber choir hailing from Philadelphia that has, as the New York Times put it, “made a name for itself…as a champion of new music.” ‘

Co-sponsored by the University of Richmond’s Department of Music. 

PRE-CONCERT TALK

Join us at 6:30 pm in Camp Concert Hall for a pre-concert discussion with Donald McNally, director of The Crossing, led by VPM Music Classcial host Mike Goldberg. 

PROGRAM

NICO MUHLY: Gentle Sleep

NICHOLAS CLINE: she took his hands 

CAROLINE SHAW: Her Beacon-hand Beckons

NICO MUHLY: I Cannot Attain Unto It

SHARA NOVA: Resolve

AYANA WOODS: Shift 

NICO MUHLY: Rough Notes

DAVID LANG: sesnse of senses

ABOUT THE ARTIST 

The Crossing
The Crossing is a professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. It is committed to working with creative teams to make and record new, substantial works for choir that explore and expand ways of writing for choir, singing in choir, and listening to music for choir. Many of its nearly 110 commissioned premieres address social, environmental, and political issues. With a commitment to recording its commissions, The Crossing has issued 24 releases, receiving two Grammy Awards for Best Choral Performance (2018, 2019) and six Grammy nominations.

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