REVIEWS

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December 2017

"Crossing at Christmas unusual, as usual" -- Philadelphia Inquirer review of The Crossing @ Christmas
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"At Hill church, not a ‘memory lane’ Christmas experience" -- Chestnut Hill Local
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November 2017

"So Proudly We Hail: The Crossing presents 'the national anthems tour'" -- Broad Street Review
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"The Crossing presents timely and challenging new music for voices" -- Washington Classical Review 
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"The Crossing choir hosts composers not necessarily looking to soothe audiences" -- Philadelphia Inquirer review of The National Anthems Tour
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"Three Composers on the Necessity and Pitfalls of Political Music" -- New York Times discussion on the political music by the three composers of The National Anthems Tour
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"The future of Philadelphia music" -- The Crossing mentioned in the Philadelphia Inquirer's article on new music in the city
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"Welcome to the arts in the age of Trump" -- The National Anthems tour mentioned in the Philadelphia Inquirer article on political music
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"9 free things to do in D.C. in November" -- The National Anthems tour mentioned in the Washington Post
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September 2017

"‘Recording Reviews by Marjorie Johnston" - Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians (September 2017, Vol. 26, No. 7) review of Bonhoffer
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"‘HEARNE: Sound from the Bench" - Opera News review of Sound From The Bench
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August 2017

"‘Classical Notes: A New Recording of “Threni” and Ted Hearne’s “Sound from the Bench”" - The New Yorker review of Sound From The Bench
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July 2017

"‘Stunningly interpreted’ new music at Hill Presby Church" - Chestnut Hill Local review of Michael Gordon's Anonymous Man
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"The Crossing premieres a moveable feast from Bang on a Can" - The Philadelphia Inquirer review of Michael Gordon's Anonymous Man
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June 2017

"‘Stellar international reputation’ for Hill ensemble" - Chestnut Hill Local review of MoM 2017
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"For an edgy treat, catch the Crossing's 'Month of Moderns' finale" - The Philadelphia Inquirer preview of MoM 3: Anonymous Man
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"Anonymous Man" - Van Magazine preview of Michael Gordon's Anonymous Man
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"Nationally acclaimed choir coming soon to Hill twice" - Chestnut Hill Local preview of MoM 2017
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May 2017

"ALBUM REVIEW: Sound from the Bench by Ted Hearne" - Second Inversion review of Sound from the Bench
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April 2017

"Ted Hearne and The Crossing's Sound from the Bench" - Sound from the Bench as Q2 Music's Album of the Week
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"Two Philadelphia ensembles performed at Knoxville's Big Ears Festival" - WHYY's NewsWorks on our appearance at the 2017 Big Ears Festival
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March 2017

"Two New Choral Music Recording" - The New Yorker reviews The Fifth Century
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"The Crossing and the International Contemporary Ensemble's 'Seven Responses'" - Review of Seven Responses CD from Q2 Music
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"The Crossing: Changing the world, one concert at a time" - The Philadelphia Inquirer review of Zealot Canticles
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January 2017

"The Crossing: David Lang’s Lifespan at the Cleveland Museum of Art" - Review of our Lifespan performances at The Cleveland Museum of Art from ClevelandClassical.com
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"PRISM Quartet, The Crossing/Donald Nally: The Fifth Century album review - moves through a slow-motion universe" - The Irish Times review of The Fifth Century
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"Cleveland Museum of Art hosts The Crossing for 'Lifespan' serenade to an ancient rock" - Preview of our visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art
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December 2016

"GAVIN BRYARS: The Fifth Century; Two Love Songs" - The Fifth Century review from Audiophile Audition
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"Rebecca Siler's 'brilliant' soprano voice graces Chamber Music Society concert" - The Philadelphia Inquirer review of The Crossing @ Christmas
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"Christmas without the carols" - Review of The Crossing @ Christmas from Broadstreet Review
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"Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ among top albums of 2016" - The Fifth Century included in Asbury Park Press's 'top albums of 2016'
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"From 'Breaking the Waves' to 'Einstein on the Beach': The Year in Classical Music" - The Crossing included twice in The Philadelphia Inquirer's 'bests' of 2016
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"59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS: NOMINEES" - Bonhoeffer nominated for a Grammy Award
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"Gavin Bryars shows why he is one of the greats" - The Buffalo News review of The Fifth Century
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"From Bach to Bryars, the best classical albums of 2016" - The Fifth Century included on the Chicago Tribune's 'best classical albums of 2016'
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"Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century CD review – scrunchy harmonies and weaving saxes" - The Guardian review of The Fifth Century
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November 2016

"Album reviews: The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome, The Weeknd - Starboy, Peter Doherty - Hamburg Demonstrations and more (Also Bob Dylan, Hilma Nikolaisen and Gavin Bryars)" - The Independent review of The Fifth Century
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"So much to be thankful for!" - The Fifth Century included in Greg Sandow's submission for ArtsJournal.com's blog
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"Mystical Aura - New ECM-album by Gavin Bryars" - Klassik Akzente review of The Fifth Century (article in German)
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October 2016

"Review: ‘Canticles of the Holy Wind’ Summons the Elements at the Met" - The New York Times review of Canticles of the Holy Wind at the Met Museum
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"Big Ears Festival Expands to Four Days, Announces 64 Performances" - The Crossing included in an article from Rolling Stone about the 2017 Big Ears Festival
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September 2016

"Philly Fringe 2016: Ted Hearne and The Crossing’s ‘Sound From the Bench’" - Broad Street Review review of our Sound From the Bench program at FringeArts
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"'Sound From the Bench' at Fringe: Music that means something" - Preview from The Philadelphia Inquirer of our performance of music of Ted Hearne at FringeArts
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August 2016

"New Music Inspired by Christ’s Agony and Dating Apps" - Review of Seven Responses at Mostly Mozart from The New York Times (begins about half-way down)
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"Philly group The Crossing wows at New York's Mostly Mozart Festival" - The Philadelphia Inquirer review of Seven Responses at Mostly Mozart
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"7 Inspirations for 'Seven Responses'" - Lincoln Center article on some of the inspiration behind Seven Responses
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"10 Things to Do Now in NYC" - Seven Responses included on this list from The New York Times
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"Got a Classic Piece? Here Comes the Sequel." - The New York Times references Seven Responses in this article about response-composition
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July 2016

"The Crossing Choir in Concert on WRTI: Seven Responses, Part 2, July 24th at 4 PM" - Preview of Seven Responses Part 2 broadcast on WRTI
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"Crossing musically to Chestnut Hill" - The Chestnut Hill Local review of Jeff Quartets
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"The Crossing sings modern music for a dead master" - The Philadelphia Inquirer review of Jeff Quartets
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"The Crossing Choir in Concert on WRTI: Seven Responses, Part 1, July 10th at 4 PM" - Preview of Seven Responses Part 1 broadcast on WRTI
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"10 Cutting-Edge Artists That Have Captured the Imagination Mid-Year" - Q2 Music names The Crossing a 2016 'Cutting Edge Artist'
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June 2016

"Crossing over into new music commissioned by local opera star" - The Chestnut Hill Local review of Seven Responses
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"Donald Nally’s The Crossing presents ‘Seven Responses’ - A dialogue of the centuries" - Broad Street Review review of Seven Responses
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"The Crossing: 'Just when you think you've heard everything...'" - The Philadelphia Inquirer review of Seven Responses
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"Crossing choir presents 'Seven Responses' to sacred sorrow of baroque oratorio" - NewsWorks preview of Seven Responses
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"The Crossing plays Gavin Bryars and Tõnu Kõrvits: Meditation with saxophones" - Broad Street Review review of the NYC premiere of The Fifth Century
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"Local chamber choir The Crossing reflect on 1680 composition with new Seven Responses" - Preview of Seven Responses from WXPN
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"The Crossing’s Ambitious Two-Night Project: Seven Responses" - WRTI preview of Seven Responses
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"Coming up in Philly music: ‘Seven Responses’ to wounds and healing" - Broad Street Review preview of Seven Responses
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"'Seven Responses': A massive union of old, new, compassion, and suffering" - The Philadelphia Inquirer preview of Seven Responses
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"The Fifth Century as a window to eternity: Gavin Bryars in New York" - Bachtrack review of the NYC premiere of Gavin Bryars' The Fifth Century
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"Review: Hints of Eternity at Trinity Wall Street" - Review of the NYC Premiere of Gavin Bryars' The Fifth Century in The New York Times
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"Rescheduled concert more contemplative than dramatic" - The Philadelphia Inquirer review of the NYC premiere of Gavin Bryars' The Fifth Century
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"THE CROSSING: “THE FIFTH CENTURY"" - The New Yorker preview of the NYC premiere of Gavin Bryars' The Fifth Century
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April 2016

"The Crossing Joins ICE and Quicksilver for epic Seven Responses project" - Broadway World Preview of Seven Responses
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January 2016

"The Crossing: 'The Fifth Century'" - The New Yorker feature in "Goings on about town"
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December 2015

"Choral repertoire opposites at Hill Christmas concerts" - Review of The Crossing @ Christmas 2015 in Chestnut Hill Local
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"Christmas magic from The Crossing" - The Philadelphia Inquirer review of The Crossing @ Christmas 2015
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"The Crossing to Premiere Gavin Bryars' The Fifth Century, 1/23" - Broadway World preview of Gavin Bryars' The Fifth Century
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"Church Doublebill" - Preview of The Crossing @ Christmas in Chestnut Hill Local
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"A classical year: The best, the worst, the squid brains" - The Philadelphia Inquirer calls Toivo Tulev's A child said, what is the grass? from MoM 2015 Philadelphia's 'most successful musical fusion' of 2015
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"Al-Bustan and The Crossing join musical cultures" - Review of our collaboration with Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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November 2015

"New Syrian Music Recalls Happier Times" - The Philadelphia Inquirer preview of Words Adorned with Al-Bustan
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October 2015

"Two more grand slam home run concerts at Hill churches" - Chestnut Hill Local review of Reprise 1
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"The Crossing Choir marks 10 amazing years" - Review of Reprise 1 by Philadelphia Inquirer
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"A grand old home for innovative music" - Philadelphia Inquirer on Sessions @ Stotesbury
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August 2015

"Music Review: Lewis Spratlan - Hesperus is Phosphorus" - Review of Hesperus is Phosphorus by blogcritics.org
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July 2015

"Classical Playlist: Lewis Spratlan, Beethoven and Brahms" - The New York Times  review of Hesperus is Phosphorus
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June 2015

"'Path of Miracles' was the event of the season" - The Philadelphia Inquirer reviews Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles from The Month of Moderns 2015
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"Crossing over again" - Review of the second concert of The Month of Moderns 2015: Out of hopeful green stuff woven in Chestnut Hill Local
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"Crossing Whitman with Estonia" - The Philadelphia Inquirer  on the second concert of The Month of Moderns 2015: Out of hopeful green stuff woven
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"Hill world premiere: no discernible rhythm but potent" - Chestnut Hill Local review of the first concert of The Month of Moderns 2015: Only memory of forgetting
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"The Crossing looks back (a little)" - Review of the first concert of The Month of Moderns 2015: Only memory of forgetting in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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"[Moonstrund Air] effectively blends rhythmic, harmonic and stylistic techniques of early and contemporary music in ways that use the building blocks of the past to point the way into the future." - WRTI  review of Moonstrung Air: Choral music of Gregory Brown
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April 2015

"'Crossing' choir to perform with Jenks Students" - Chestnut Hill Local preview of our collaboration with the J.S. Jenks School
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