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