The Crossing


June 14 – 15, 2024
Icebox Project Space
PLA Presents
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These performances have been cancelled.

Ticket holders have been emailed with more information and should contact the Box Office at PLA-BoxOffice@upenn.edu or call 215.898.3900 for next steps. We encourage you to attend The Crossing @ Christmas on Dec 15 and look into the choir’s other upcoming performances.



Event Location:
Icebox Project Space / New Music at Crane Arts, 1400 N American Street

“America’s most astonishing choir,” (The New York Times) The Crossing, performs the Philadelphia premiere of Tyshawn Sorey‘s Monochromatic Light (Afterlife). An extraordinary composer, multi-instrumentalist and professor of music at Penn, Sorey’s critically acclaimed work is a tribute to both the deeply contemplative space of Rothko Chapel and Morton Feldman’s 20th-century masterpiece of the same name. Sorey’s complex shades of color, feeling and texture are enhanced by 3D visual projections to create an all-encompassing journey into the collective memory and trauma of our time. Conducted by Donald Nally and joined by bass-baritone Davóne Tines, Sorey’s new work shares the program with Feldman’s 1971 composition allowing for fascinating comparison.

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