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Considering Matthew Shepard Utah Premiere

  • pin First United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, 203 South 200 East Salt Lake City, UT, 84111 United States (map)

Considering Matthew Shepard 
by Craig Hella Johnson

Perhaps one of the most important major works of our time. The Chicago Tribune wrote: “Moving among styles ranging from Lutheran hymnody to blues to Broadway, this modern-day Passion will move many listeners to tears even as it reaches beyond tragedy to peace, understanding, and forgiveness.”

Considering Matthew Shepard tells the story of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old, gay college student beaten and left to die in October 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming. In addition to writing new lyrics, Craig Hella Johnson (with poet Michael Dennis Browne) has taken text from various poets and authors, including Lesléa Newman’s "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard".

$10 Suggested Donation

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100% of proceeds will be donated to the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

Conductor: Kathryn Thompson
Producer: Joey Calkins

Larry Collins, Jacob Ericksen, JoAnn Galloway, Marc-Julian Galicha, Maren Hansen, Melissa Head, Michele Howarth, Nikki Kendrick, Emily Nelson, Vincent Nguyen, Tyler Oliphant, Abish Noble, Jason Sin, Sarah Singer, Devon Whitmore Smith, Austin Toney, Katrina Weiss, Ben Wright

with the Salt Lake Community College Chamber Choir, 
directed by Tyler Oliphant

Kelly Richardson, Violin
Jennifer Zeleny, Viola
Natalia Bell, Cello
Jake Bills, Bass
Ron Smith, Clarinet
Zach Hansen, Guitar / Keyboard
Stephanie Dunkley, Piano

Earlier Event: October 23
Years & Years: Palo Santo Tour SLC