The Isabel Voices Presents

Considering Matthew Shepard

A deeply moving fusion oratorio that explores the life, legacy, and tragic death of Matthew Shepard

A large choir is on a stage. In front of them is a harpist, flutist, violinist, chellist, and conductor. A man sits on a red chair on the stage reading.

Synopsis

On Friday, February 16, 2024, The Isabel Voices will perform Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson, a deeply moving fusion oratorio that explores the life, legacy, and tragic death of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming who was killed on October 7, 1998.

With acclaimed soloists, innovative staging, and an 8-piece ensemble, this composition delves into the complexities of Matthew’s life, the anguish of his untimely death, and its enduring impact on society. Through an eclectic mix of musical styles and powerful storytelling, Considering Matthew Shepard stands as a testament to Matthew’s memory, inviting reflection on the power of love, empathy, and the need for social change.

The Isabel Voices is joining forces with Grahame Renyk of the DAN School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University, who will provide theatrical direction for the performance.

Venue

Jennifer Velva Bernstein Performance Hall, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

390 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 2X4

Showtimes

February 2024

  • Friday 16 at 7:30 PM