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Considering Matthew Shepard

09mar6:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.Considering Matthew Shepardpresented by the Providence Singers

Event Details

Considering Matthew Sheppard

Considering Matthew Shepard is a three-part fusion oratorio composed by Craig Hella Johnson and set to poetic text by a wide range of voices: Lesléa Newman, Michael Dennis Brown, Rumi, and 12th-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen. Also included are passages from Matthew’s personal journal, interviews, newspaper reports, and writings from his parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard.​

The work will be presented by the Providence Singers, a 100-voice concert choir that performs with the Rhode Island Philharmonic. Directed by Christine Noel, they will be joined by guest singers, soloists, a diverse instrumental ensemble, and video.

The Rhode Island Gay Men’s Chorus will also perform, opening the concert with selections that include a world premiere of a work by their artistic director, composer Kim Kuda.​

Several local LGBTQ+ organizations will be joining the Providence Singers for a pre-concert networking event to share their mission with guests.

Event Times

(Saturday) 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.(GMT-05:00)