In October 1998, university student Matthew Shepard was targeted for his sexuality. He was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field.
Twenty years after that terrible event, we perform Craig Hella Johnson’s bold and transcendent work, which incorporates a variety of musical styles and texts, including passages from Matthew’s personal journal.
This is the first time this work will be performed in Canada.
Considering Matthew Shepard
Grand Philharmonic Chamber Singers
University of Waterloo Chamber Choir
Mark Vuorinen – Conductor
Saturday November 17th, 7:30pm
University of Waterloo Humanities Theatre
The work is 100 minutes long and will be performed without an intermission.
We are also presenting this show on the afternoon of Sunday November 18th, at 3:00pm at the Humanities Theatre. Click here to be taken to that event page.
***Please bear in mind: Although the overall themes in this work are of hope, compassion and equality, this concert includes strong language and upsetting content.***