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Choral Arts Northwest and Artistic Director Timothy Westerhaus present a staged performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard in collaboration with Seattle area high schools and LGBTQ+ choirs. Composed in 2016 by Craig Hella Johnson, this dramatic oratorio depicts the story of Matt, a 21-year-old gay student at the University of Wyoming who was murdered in a 1998 hate crime. The music takes us on a journey of Matt’s story with music ranging from Bach to musical theatre, from country to soul, inviting us to come together as a community and to expand our care and empathy for one another, no matter our differences.
Featured guest choirs on March 19th:
Ballard High School Concert Choir, Courtney Rowley, Director
Puget Soundworks, Miriam Anderson, Artistic Director
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