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Considering Matthew Shepard

“Considering Matthew Shepard” tells the story of Matthew Shepard, a young gay college student from Laramie, Wyoming, who was beaten, tortured and left to die tied to a fence in 1998. Composer Craig Hella Johnson “wanted to create, within a musical framework, a space for reflection, consideration and unity around [Matthew’s] life and legacy.”

The passion-style oratorio incorporates excerpts from Matthew Shepard’s diary, interviews with his family and friends, and news articles. The dramatic score employs a variety of musical styles, including gospel, old-style hymns, blues and even folk, and its simple melodies will appeal to all listeners.

We invite you to be with us as we present this evocative and compassionate music.

Event Details

Event Date: March 25 @ 7:30 pm  EST

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Event Venue:
Holy Apostles Church
New York (Chelsea) NY
United States