performed by the Oregon State University Choir
Tickets: Reserved Seating $5 (plus historic preservation fee)
The Oregon State University College of Liberal Arts and Oregon State University - Cascades present Considering Matthew Shepard performed by the Oregon State University Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Steven M. Zielke at (time) on April 30th, 2020 at the Tower Theatre.
The evocative, three-part choral oratorio, composed by Craig Hella Johnson, explores the life, death and legacy of Matthew Shepard, who on October 6, 1998, while a student at the University of Wyoming, was beaten, tortured and left to die in an anti-gay hate crime.
Through chants, choral pieces, folk songs and solos, the work at times takes the audience to dark places, but the journey is balanced with just as many movements about comfort and hope, asking listeners to reflect on their own lives and beliefs in relationship to Matthew Shepard’s story.
The OSU Chamber Choir is the premier choral ensemble on the Oregon State University campus. The auditioned choir is comprised of 38 carefully selected students who perform the finest in choral music repertoire. Chamber Choir performs each term and tours regionally or internationally every spring. Recent tours have included Canada, China, Europe, Hawaii and New York, N.Y. -- where Chamber Choir, Bella Voce and the OSU Meistersingers performed in Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.