Considering Matthew Shepard
4:00 PM Sun March 19, 2023
First United Methodist Church
501 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
Twenty-five years ago, on the night of October 6, 1998, a 21-year-old gay man, Matthew Shepard, was tied to a fence, savagely beaten, and left to die. Taking us on a deeply meaningful and transformative journey in telling Matt's story, composer Craig Hella Johnson has drawn text from news coverage, from the words of Matt's mother and father, and from Matt's own words.
Join the Gay Men's Chorus of Charlotte and the Women's Chorus of Charlotte as we combine to present Considering Matthew Shepard. It's a story that is beautiful, sometimes hard to hear, and inspiring. If we listen and are open, we have the opportunity to shift our perspectives and open our hearts.
Due to to the rapidly-changing nature of the pandemic, COVID-specific safety protocols will be announced about two weeks before the show. Protocols may involved requirements for vaccinations, masking, and/or social distancing.
Any patron who is unable or unwilling to follow the announced protocols will be offered a full refund for themselves and anyone in their party. Thank you for your understanding as we work to ensure your safety and that of the singers and staff.