Month of Moderns

The Crossing

2009
$25,000

Chamber choir the Crossing presented its second Month of Moderns, a festival of contemporary choral music featuring three newly commissioned works by Lansing McLoskey, Paul Fowler, and 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang. All three compositions were based on the words of Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner and former United States Poet Laureate Philip Levine. McLoskey's work featured the impressive Mander organ of the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill; Fowler composed a work for unaccompanied choir; and Lang composed a work for choir and strings performed with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.