The Crossing @ Christmas 2019
Sunday, December 22 @ 5:00pm
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
pre-concert talk with Donald and Edie @ 4pm in the Burleigh Cruikshank Memorial Chapel
Remembering, observing, realizing.
Spectral Spirits, a world premiere from Edie Hill
on poems of Holly Hughes
the little match girl passion (2008) by David Lang
on texts of Hans Christian Andersen and St. Matthew
Few works in our ever-growing repertoire return to us repeatedly. Yet, our first venture into David Lang’s art — his Pulitzer-winning the little match girl passion — is an exception: a passion, designed to invite thought and reflection on The Other. A familiar story, distilled to its essential words. David’s iconic opus is paired here with a major new commission from Edie Hill as she expands on The Other to include the natural world — those whom we were charged with curating and failed. Birds: lost to extinction, yet captured forever in Holly Hughes' poems from Passings.