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

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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.