Considering Matthew Shepard, Montclair State University Singers and Chorale
This presentation at Montclair State University in memory of Beatrice Crawford, a Montclair musicians who was the director of two choral groups "The Madrigals" and "The Choraliers."
Regional premier performance; semi-staged production.
The musical fabric of this acclaimed new choral passion, Considering Matthew Shepard, Comprises contrasting styles, ranging from traditional choral music, Broadway musical, country& western, blues/jazz, pop, southern hymnody and gospel. More than a just timely and poignant memorial for its namesake, it is a meditation on humankind's predilection for cruelty towards those viewed as different and asks us to stand for love, forgiveness, understanding, and justice. Recognizing the beauty of our underlying oneness with each other, it affirms the redemptive power of love and gratitude.
This event is sold out! For those not able to attend in person, a livestream will be available HERE.