The Crossing

September 18, 2023

7:30pm, Battell Chapel, Yale University (corner of College and Elm). Free admission

The Crossing is a Grammy-winning professional chamber choir conducted by Donald Nally and dedicated to new music.

U.S. Poet Laureate and 1987 Pulitzer winner Rita Dove has been describing our world in language that pulls back the curtain on how we love and gives breathtaking testimony to violence. Her words are set to music by 2021 Pulitzer winner Tania Leòn in a new work for MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase and The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally. The work promises relevance, virtuosity, and a lasting life as a significant addition to the canon of new music commissioned by The Crossing. Also, on the program is a substantial new work from Ayanna Woods, the culminating project of her year-long position as The Crossing’s first Resident Composer, as well as the reprise of Wang Lu’s At Which Point, composed in the depths of the pandemic, setting a devastatingly truthful rumination on being left behind by 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Forrest Gander.