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Conspirare - Considering Matthew Shepard (Los Angeles)

  • First Congregational Church of Los Angeles 540 S. Commonwealth Ave. Los Angeles, CA United States (map)

World Premiere Of A Major Work By Craig Hella Johnson

Conspirare performs the world premiere of a passion by Craig Hella Johnson, a musical response to the tragic death of a young man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment. Johnson has set a rich variety of texts by Lesléa Newman, Hafiz, Hildegard von Bingen, Michael Dennis Browne, and others. Several Conspirare singers will be featured as soloists, and the group will be joined by a small instrumental ensemble.

The choir will travel to Goshen, IN where they will record the work with Harmonia Mundi for a Fall 2016 CD release.

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