Part of the Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Series
David Lang's Pulitzer Prize–winning Little Match Girl Passion is hailed as "a modern masterpiece" by the New Yorker. This profound tale is based on a short story first published in December 1845 by Danish Poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. Little Match Girl Passion is the story of a poor girl's hopes, dreams, and heavenly visions as she desperately struggles to keep warm on a cold New Year's Eve night. The Crossing is an award winning twenty-four-member professional chamber choir and one of the only professional choirs in the world dedicated to singing new and recently composed works exclusively. They are the recipients of the 2009 and 2011 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming.
Also on the holiday-themed program: Bo Holten's First Snow; Jonathan Dove's Three Kings; Stars and O salutaris of Eriks Esenvalds; and Andrew Gant's What child is this.
This program is made possible in part by the Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Fund.
This concert is presented in front of the Museum's Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche in the Medieval Sculpture Hall.
The exhibit of the crèche is made possible by gifts to The Christmas Tree Fund and the Loretta Hines Howard Fund.
Listen to a sample of The Crossing.
Bring the Kids!
Selected concerts have $1 tickets available for children ages 7–16 when accompanied by an adult with a full-price ticket. Available by phone (212-570-3949) or at the box office.
Add Dining to Your Concert by the Tree
Enjoy a special pre fixe dinner in the Museum's Petrie Court Café and Wine Bar following the 6:30 performance. The cost is $39 per person for three courses (does not include beverages). Please call 212-570-3986 for details and reservations.
Above: Photo of Crossing Choir © Kevin Gearhart
See more in Concerts and Performances