The Crossing to Commemorate 9/11 with ‘Returning’ Concert

By Logan Martell

On September 11, 2021, Grammy Award-winning choir The Crossing will open their 21-21 season with “Returning,” a concert of company favorites that comes in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.

Held at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, the program will include Ayanna Wood’s “SHIFT,” Michael Gilbertson’s “Returning,” “Eriks Esenvals’s “Earth Teach Me Quiet,” movements from James Primosch’s “Mass for the Day of St. Thomas Didymus,” and John Taverner’s “Funeral Ikos.”

There will be a pre-concert talk led by conductor Donald Nally held in the Burleigh Cruikshank Memorial Chapel, as well as a homecoming gathering at Widener Hall directly after the performance.

“’Returning is a celebration of works we love, sung with artists and for people we love, marking a time of isolation, grief, confusion, hope, and returning,” Nally said in a press release.