“Sometimes there’s a story that’s painful to remember –
one that breaks the heart of us all.
Still we tell the story;
We’re listening and confessing
what we have forgotten
in the story of us all.”– Craig Hella Johnson
Join other St. Andrew folks to attend a performance by The Singers of Considering Matthew Shepherd composed by Craig Hella Johnson. Our own Pastor Matthew will be featured as a soloist in this provocative piece, sharing the story of Matthew Shepherd alongside a Passion architecture. Following the performance Pastor Matthew will host a conversation on its impact and how we might continue the work of making a more just world together, welcoming and caring for LGBTQ+ people in our community and in the world.
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. Five days later, when Matt passed away, the world was watching. This three-part fusion oratorio speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles seamlessly woven into a unified whole.
Performance: Sunday, May 15, 3:00 PM (Ted Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis)
Conversation: Sunday, May 15, 5:00 PM (St. Andrew)
Cost: Tickets are $30; purchase your own tickets at singersmca.org