The Crossing is a 24-member professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music. Originally formed by a group of friends in 2005, the ensemble has since grown exponentially and has devoted its work to performing new music. Highly sought-after for collaborative projects, The Crossing was the resident choir of the Spoleto Festival, Italy in 2007; appeared at Miller Theatre of Columbia University in the American premiere of James Dillon’s Nine Rivers with the International Contemporary Ensemble; joined Bang on a Can’s first Philadelphia Marathon; and has appeared with Network for New Music, Lyric Fest, Piffaro, red fish blue fish, Tempesta di Mare Baroque Chamber Orchestra, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Toshimaru Nakamura, Dolce Suono, and in the summer of 2013, The Rolling Stones. The Crossing performed in American Composers Orchestra at Zankel Hall in 2014 as part of the Orchestra Underground program. The ensemble has sung in such venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Crossing frequently commissions works and has presented over forty world premieres. The ensemble recently released two recordings on the Innova label: Christmas Daybreak–with world premiere recordings of James MacMillan and Gabriel Jackson—and I want to live – with the complete choral works for women by David Lang. Recordings soon to be released include Lewis Spratlan’s Hesperus is Phosphorus and Gavin Bryars’ The Fifth Century, both commissioned by The Crossing. The Crossing is the recipient of two ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming as well as the Dale Warland Singers Commissioning Award from Chorus America.