Temple University Concert Choir

Temple University Concert Choir

April 16, 2024 - 7:30 pm

Paul Rardin, conductor

Considering Matthew Shepard

This three-part fusion oratorio speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles seamlessly woven into a unified whole. Johnson sets a wide range of poetic and soulful texts by poets including Hildegard of Bingen, Lesléa Newman, Michael Dennis Browne, and Rumi. Passages from Matt’s personal journal, interviews and writings from his parents Judy and Dennis Shepard, newspaper reports, and additional texts by Johnson and Browne are poignantly appointed throughout the work.

Performance in Lew Klein Hall
Free admission, no tickets required