April 14 • 7 pm

Church of the Palms (Sanctuary)

Choral Artists of Sarasota presents “Considering Matthew Shepard”

In the expansive landscape of the American West, a young student named Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die on a fence in Wyoming.  In the aftermath of this heinous act, a national conversation regarding bullying and homophobia took center stage. What is so terrifying about ‘the other’ that creates such division and hatred?  Craig Hella Johnson takes us on a musical journey that tells the story of Matt, a young man whose rather ordinary and typical life has left an extraordinary legacy for us to consider.  Combining a variety of musical styles from country to gospel to chant and oratorio, the experience is powerful and moving for audiences.

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