M is for Matthew performance at King’s High

The UK premiere of Considering Matthew Shepard is coming to Kings High School in Warwick on 16th March.

In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard, a young, gay student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field under a blanket of stars. Twenty years later, the composer Craig Hella Johnson responded to this tragic event with his first concert-length work, Considering Matthew Shepard. This three-part fusion oratorio speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles seamlessly woven into a unified whole.

Tickets are available on their site.