Pre-Election Christmas The Met Bonhoeffer 5th Annual MoM - The Gulf(between you & me)

Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 8pm
Crossing @ Christmas

At St. Paul’s Chestnut Hill, with Scott Dettra, organ

Works by Sir John Tavener, Bo Holten, Gabriel Jackson, Eriks Esenvalds, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Judith Bingham, Thomas Jennefelt, and Philadelphia composer James Primosch.

The Crossing @ Christmas 2011 was performed to a sold-out St. Paul’s Church and a tradition was born.  The Philadelphia Inquirer called it “mesmerizing” and noted the warmth of the candlelit atmosphere – singers and audience shared in a uniquely beautiful holiday event.  Join us this season for a program of the greatest contemporary music inspired by the Nativity, including music of Crossing favorites Eriks Esenvalds, Bo Holten, and Gabriel Jackson, with John Tavener’s Mother and Child as its centerpiece.

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