M is for MatthewA UK premiere
16th March 2024 7:30pm
King's High School Hall, Warwick
Banbury Road, Warwick. CV34 6YE
Craig Hella Johnson Considering Matthew Shepard
Our Spring concert features the UK première of a major work by Grammy Award winning composer Craig Hella Johnson, his
Considering Matthew Shepard. This oratorio is a musical response to the tragic real-life consequences of intolerance and prejudice, leading us from anguish to understanding.
In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard, a young, gay student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field under a blanket of stars. Twenty years later, the composer Craig Hella Johnson responded to this tragic event with his first concert-length work,
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