Considering Matthew Shepard

Saturday, May 7, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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UNH Vocal Arts Project

UNH Chamber Singers

Alex T. Favazza, Jr., conductor

Deborah Rentz-Moore, director

This performance contains historical descriptions, media coverage, images, language and concepts that may be disturbing.  It is intended for mature audiences only. 

This 2016 semi-staged dramatic oratorio in three-parts by contemporary composer Craig Hella Johnson chronicles the 1998 heinous murder of Matthew Wayne Shepard. The work is structured after the baroque Passions of J.S. Bach and incorporates a variety of musical styles. Johnson sets a range of texts by poets including Hildegard of Bingen, Lesléa Newman, Michael Dennis Browne, and Rumi as well as passages from Matt’s personal journal, interviews and writings from his parents Judy and Dennis Shepard, newspaper reports and additional texts.

Tickets are $10 /visit 

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