Professional chamber choir Coro Vocati presents “Considering Matthew Shepard,” a powerful and emotionally gripping musical journey about the life and legacy of hate-crime victim Matthew Shepard. Featuring moving vocal performances, rich orchestrations and compelling multimedia visuals, this brilliant tribute honors the 20th anniversary of Shepard’s tragic death and includes jazz, country and classical solos; poetic texts; and passages from Shepard’s own personal journal.
Originally developed for the renowned choir ensemble Conspirare, "Considering Matthew Shepard" has toured to select cities across the United States; however, Coro Vocati’s production marks the work’s professional premiere in Georgia. This unique one-time event is not to be missed!
Given the special nature of the concert, Coro Vocati is inviting select high school students from throughout metro Atlanta and members of the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus, Atlanta Women’s Chorus and OurSong to join in singing one of the final pieces of the program, “All of Us.” This meaningful song describes the role everyone has in creating a society that promotes love and rejects hate.
To amplify the production's message of inclusivity and acceptance, Coro Vocati is partnering with Be THE Voice®, a nonprofit organization that helps students find their voice and speak up in situations that involve bullying. Together, Coro Vocati and Be THE Voice are raising awareness of "Considering Matthew Shepard" and the importance of standing up for others who may be viewed as "different."
“Considering Matthew Shepard” will occur during LGBTQ Pride Month on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8 p.m. The performance will take place at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center. Tickets range in price from $20-$50. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit citysprings.com/events.