Listen: The Crossing Perform David Lang's Little Match Girl Passion

Live from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Medieval Sculpture Hall

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

On Sunday, Dec. 23, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of the renowned choral ensemble The Crossing from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Medieval Sculpture Hall. The centerpiece of the program was David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-winning Little Match Girl Passion, based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale of hardship and transcendence as a young match-stick girl strives to keep warm on a frigid New Year's Eve.

Also featured on this holiday-themed concert were Eriks Esenvalds's Stars and O Salutaris, Bo Holten'First Snow, James Primosch's Spiraling Ecstatically, Jonathan Dove's Three Kings and Andrew Gant's What Child is This.

Led by conductor Donald Nally and formed in 2006, the Philadelphia-based chamber choir The Crossing have won two recent ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming and is one of the few professional choirs dedicated exclusively to the promotion of new music.

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Comments [2]

Q2 Music

Hey Daniel, we'll have the audio up within the next few days! Thanks for checking in.

Dec. 25 2012 03:44 PM
Daniel from Chapel Hill, NC

Any way to listen to this after it already happened? Saw the NY Times piece and would love to give this a listen.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/arts/music/the-crossing-in-the-little-match-girl-passion-at-the-met.html?_r=0

Dec. 24 2012 09:55 PM

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