Canticles of the Holy Wind
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St. Michael's Church (Amsterdam Avenue near W 100th Street)
Fri, May 12, 2017 7:30pm
Expected Run Time is 70 minutes
Ticket & CD Package $45
General Admission $35
Members $30
30 and under (with I.D.) $25
Part of Fuse Project / Music

Atmospheric and transformative, John Luther Adams’ Canticles of the Holy Wind is an extraordinary aural experience. Performed by The Crossing with musical director Donald Nally, this gorgeous evening-length work surrounds the audience with four choirs, creating soundscapes that sweep through the sanctuary of St. Michael's Church and evoke wind, dreams, planets, and other secrets and mysteries of nature. This evening also celebrates the CD release of this piece on Cantaloupe Music.


The Crossing a professional chamber choir dedicated to new music. Formed by a group of friends in 2005, the ensemble has since grown exponentially and “has made a name for itself in recent years as a champion of new music” (The New York Times). Highly sought-after for collaborative projects, The Crossing has sung with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), the American Composers Orchestra, Network for New Music, Lyric Fest, the baroque orchestra Quicksilver, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Toshimaru Nakamura, and The Rolling Stones. The ensemble has sung at Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Upcoming collaborations include National Sawdust in Brooklyn, the Gardner Museum in Boston, the Cleveland Art Museum, Colgate and Harvard Universities, and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. They premiered John Luther Adams’ Sila: the breath of the world at Lincoln Center in a collaboration with the Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Festival, eighth blackbird, Jack Quartet, and TILT brass. The Crossing has an ongoing commitment to recording the many works they commission; they appear on the Innova, Navona, Albany, and ECM labels. The ensemble is the recipient of the 2015 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, two ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, as well as the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award from Chorus America.

The Crossing is represented by Alliance Artists Management. 


Part of the John Luther Adams Residency


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