Donald Nally

30 Nov 2016


Donald Nally. Courtesy of Becky Oehlers Photography.

Donald Nally is conductor of The Crossing, a professional chamber choir focused on new music. He is director of choral organizations at Northwestern University and chorus master of The Chicago Bach Project. Nally has held tenures as chorus master for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Welsh National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Spoleto USA, and for many seasons at the Spoleto Festival in Italy. Among the many ensembles Nally has guest conducted are the Latvian State Choir in Riga, the Grant Park Symphony Chorus in Chicago, the Philharmonic Chorus of London, and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. His ensembles have sung with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet, Spoleto USA, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, and RAI National Symphony Orchestra, and his work is heard on numerous recordings on the Chandos, Navona, and Innova record labels. In 2015, The Crossing received Center support to present Seven Responses, a series of 15-minute, commissioned musical responses by seven leading composers, created in response to 17th-century composer Dieterich Buxtehude's Jesu Membra Nostri.