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The Crossing @ Christmas


Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square
presented by Annenberg Center Live

a Gavin Bryars world premiere
The Jeffrey Dinsmore Memorial Concerts
presented by Annenberg Center Live and The Crossing

“What is a man anyhow?  What am I? What are you?”  

So asked Walt Whitman...and so we ask, as we contemplate our place in the universe. This December, we return to the composer who brought us our 2014 commission, The Fifth Century, a rich and profound work that led to our 2018 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. Gavin Bryars is writing a substantial work for unaccompanied choir, a major contribution to the ever-increasing volume of new literature we aim to inspire. With his signature introspective musical language, at once both grand and intimate, this new work promises to be a welcome meditation in contrast to the temporal chaos of the season and of our world.

Gavin Bryars world premiere
Visit in September to learn more about this commission, the libretto, and the journey.

Earlier Event: October 27
The Tower and the Garden
Later Event: December 16
The Crossing @ Christmas