Praised by Perform Arts Perugia for "her lovely limpid colors in good harmony with her musical intelligence," Crossley enjoys an engaging career in various styles of music in the DC area. She has served as a guest soloist with ensembles including Cathedra (Pott My Song is Love Unknown), Cathedral Choral Society (Einhorn Voices of Light), Town and Gown (Lully Exaudiat te Dominus and excerpts from the Monteverdi Vespers), Maryland Choral Society (Winter Missa Gaia), and Maryland Summer Chorus (Vivaldi Gloria in D). Last winter, she had the honor of performing David Lang's Pulitzer prize winning Little Match Girl Passion with Evolution Contemporary Music Series. She is an active member of Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music, an award-winning female trio specializing in early music, with whom she recently sang at the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series, and at Strathmore Music Center. Crossley appears with ensembles such as Folger Consort, Countertop Ensemble, Cathedra, Chantry, the National Shrine Choir, The District Eight, and Ex Nihilo.
A summa cum laude graduate of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at the Catholic University of America in Vocal Performance with studies in Theology, Crossley enjoys both sacred and operatic repertoire. With Summer Opera Theatre Company, The Catholic University of America Opera Studio, Bel Cantanti Opera, Loudoun Lyric Opera Company, and others, she has performed the roles of Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Isabella in In Nomine, the Shepherd Boy in Tosca, Giannetta in L'Elisir d'Amore, Drusilla in L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Suor Dolcina in Suor Angelica, and Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors. She looks forward to performing the roles of Sela Ladue in Mozart's Impresario and Serpina in La Serva Padrona this season.
Other highlights in her career include performing multiple solo and choral programs at the Kennedy Center, singing in chamber choirs for two Popes, performing arias by request for Sir Anthony Hopkins in Italy, and taking part in the Defiant Requiem in Budapest and at the Lincoln Center. She has performed world wide at concerts in Italy, Canada, Switzerland, France, England, Germany, Austria and Hungary. Crossley has been a soloist on EWTN and WETA on numerous occasions, and has been involved in a number of DC classical music recordings, including all of Gothic Catalog's "New American Choral Music" series. She enjoys employment as a chorister and cantor with the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception under the direction of Dr. Peter Latona, and at the Washington National Cathedral under the direction of Canon Michael McCarthy.
To see more, visit her website at www.crossleyhawn.com.