An education, advocacy, and service organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community of Northwest Arkansas.
In partnership with NWA Equality, the University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum performs Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson. Composed in 2016, Considering Matthew Shepard is a large musical work for mixed chorus and soloists, piano, guitar, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, bass, and percussion. The two concert chronicles the events surrounding the murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998 using a fusion of American musical styles. There are difficult thematic moments, descriptions of the hate crime, and the use of a gay slur, but ultimately the work is about love and acceptance and the transcendence of Shepard’s legacy into a driving force for change.
Tickets are $20.00 for general admission and $10.00 for students & seniors. Tickets may be purchased through the University of Arkansas here.