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Considering Matthew Shepard

June 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm AEST


Scomodo Voce Singers proudly present the QLD premiere of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard!

About this event

Considering Matthew Shepard represents one of the most significant choral works of the 21st Century. Styled as a three-part passion oratorio, the work is a response to the murder of, 21 year old gay man, Matthew Shepard.

On October 6, 1998, University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, was picked up at a bar, after which he was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die. Matthew’s story drew international attention, and informed the “Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.

Hate Crimes Prevention Act” signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Consider Matthew Shepard a part of Matthew’s story, as well as that of many of the other individuals and groups involved in the event, including his family, assailants and others.

More broadly, it considers what makes us human, what unites us, what leads us to acts of violence and cruelty, and, most importantly, how can we heal and be united. Raw and emotive, the work is ultimately a work to promote acceptance and compassion.

Tickets Prices:

Adult – $30

Concession – $25

Full-time student: $20

School age children – free

Tickets also available at the door. Cashless payments preferred.


Getting there:

On-campus and street parking available.

Walking distance from the QUT Kelvin Grove bus station.

Proudly hosted by Scomodo Voce Singers. Visit our Facebook page and website.

Considering Matthew Shepard is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund.

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Kelvin Grove State College
Middle and Senior School Hall
Brisbane, Queensland 4059 Australia
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