Images courtesy of Border CrosSing
Founded by Ahmed Anzaldúa in 2017, Border CrosSing works to provide opportunities for people from different communities to understand each other in new ways through choral music. Programming includes the multi-lingual Puentes concert series; the bilingual Spanish-English community-based Heritage Choir; collaborations with other arts organizations; and multi-cultural educational programs. In 2022 it released its debut album Un milagro de fe (A Miracle of Faith) and plans are underway for a second album. Other recent highlights include performing at The Ordway with chamber ensemble Sphinx Virtuosi, comprised of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical string soloists, and two joint Puentes (Bridges) concerts with the Minnesota Chorale led by guest conductors Anaida Carquez and Alexander Lloyd Blake. Collaborations with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra are planned for late 2022. The Rosemary and David Good Family Foundation is supporting Border CrosSing with a three-year $150,000 general operating grant.