Arundel Vocal Arts Society

Concert Season 23-24

Considering Matthew Shepard

by Craig Hella Johnson


May 17 & 19, 2024 at the Robert E. Kauffman Theater, Pascal Center for the Performing Arts.

Spring of 2024 brings Considering Matthew Shepard, an affecting choral work honoring the life journey and ultimately heinous torture and death of Matthew, simply because he was gay. He had just completed his first year at the University of Wyoming when he was tied to a fence, brutally beaten and left to die. He was 21 years old. Dubbed ‘a modern three-part oratorio, the story is told through poetry, projections, staging, narration, solo and choral sections and instrumental presentations. AVAS will collaborate with the AACC Chamber Singers and director, Douglas Byerly who will stage two productions in the Kauffman Theatre in May 2024. AVAS director JoAnn Kulesza will conduct.


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