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Considering Matthew Shepard

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Deeply moved by the 1998 murder of a young gay man in Wyoming, acclaimed conductor Craig Hella Johnson composed an evocative and compassionate musical response that leaves audiences hopeful and joyous. Austin’s own Grammy award-winning Conspirare premiered the piece in 2016. It has now been performed by more than 70 choirs across the world, spreading the music’s message of compassion and understanding. Conspirare is now creating a special new staging of the production to celebrate its anti-hate message, more relevant now than ever. Audiences will experience the extraordinary voices of Conspirare, an instrumental ensemble, and moving visual images in this profound work.

Considering Matthew Shepard demonstrates music’s capacity to encompass, transform and transcend... Powerfully cathartic.

The Washington Post