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The Crossing demonstrates its devotion to new music

The Crossing
John C. Hawthorne
The Crossing

Over 140 works have been written for the multi-Grammy-winning choral ensemble The Crossing, says founder Donald Nally. At 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 5 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University, he will lead the group in a program featuring six of them, including Carols after a Plague by Detroit-based composer Shara Nova.

Nally talks about the singers, the founding of the group, and his philosophy of approaching hard work with a light touch.

Members of The Crossing are working intensively with WMU students during their residency on campus, says Dr. Kim Adams, director of choral activities. The concert will include a collaboration with the students in the University Chorale.

Tickets and further details are available at this link.

Cara Lieurance is the local host of NPR's All Things Considered on 1021 WMUK and covers local arts & culture on Let's Hear It on 89.9 Classical WMUK weekday mornings at 10 - 11 am.