Spring 2020: "Considering Matthew Shepard"

Type of post: Chorus news item
Posted By: Jason Kaiser
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sat, Dec 21 2019
The North Country Chorus's Spring 2020 season piece “Considering Matthew Shepard” is a recent work by Craig Hella Johnson. It is a moving, powerful, and uplifting work that explores our humanity through Matthew’s life and death, a “modern-day Passion." This musical exploration of the painful circumstances surrounding Matthew Shepard's murder help us to overcome hate and bigotry around us and within ourselves. The music is eclectic in style with solo and small ensemble opportunities throughout. To learn more about “Considering Matthew Shepherd”, watch this PBS Arts In Context documentary series episode: https://www.pbs.org/video/arts-context-considering-matthew-shepard/ (originally aired October 17, 2016).

Read-Through
We will read through the libretto on
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:15 pm at the St. Johnsbury Academy band room (Morse Arts Center). Click on the date (above) for directions to parking.

Regular rehearsals
Regular rehearsals begin on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:15 pm, and take place at the St. Johnsbury Academy band room (Morse Arts Center). We welcome new singers during the first three rehearsals of each season (through January 28). If you are considering joining and have questions feel free to email Alan Rowe, the music director. musicdirector@northcountrychorus.org

New Singer Pre-Registration
If you are brand new to the North Country Chorus for the Spring 2020 season, welcome! We're glad to have you sing with us. Please pre-register online here:
 https://forms.gle/gxFxH9ZfwqhfqM8BA After pre-registering, you will soon receive an email with log-in credentials for the members section of the North Country Chorus website.

Spring 2020 Registration
If you have sung in the North Country Chorus at any time in 2018 and/or 2019, we already have your registration info (you don't need to pre-register again). To register for the Spring 2020 season, please log into the members section of the North Country Chorus site, and indicate your availability for the "Register Here for Spring 2020 Season" event.

Learn Your Music

We hope you will take the time to listen to the performance and explore the full text. Links to both of these are on the Learn Your Music page: http://www.northcountrychorus.org/learnyourmusic