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Director's Lecture

An Evening with The Crossing

02.26.2023 06:00 PM

Event Summary

The Crossing performs in front of an audience through choral pieces with large windows behind them.

The Crossing performing at the David Rubenstein Forum, February 26, 2023. Photo by Yuanjian Liu.

A champion of new music that has premiered pieces by many of today’s leading composers, The Crossing is committed to commissioning works that expand and reinvent choral compositional practices. The chamber choir broadened the audience's expectations and ignited new curiosities in this concert of choral works by Ayanna Woods, Caroline Shaw, Edie Hill, Shara Nova, and Jennifer Higdon. A Q&A with the artists immediately followed the performance.

This event was organized by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society and UChicago Presents in partnership with the Humanities Division, the Provost’s Office, and the Department of Music at the University of Chicago. The performance was presented as part of the Director’s Lecture series at the Neubauer Collegium.


The Crossing


The Crossing is a professional chamber choir dedicated to new music. Learn more.

Donald Nally


Donald Nally conducts The Crossing and holds the John W. Beattie Chair of Music at Northwestern University. Learn more.