Considering Matthew Shepard, a choral music canon created by Grammy award-winning conductor Craig Hella Johnson, is now available to purchase.
This piece is a musical response to the tragic death of Matthew, who became an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment. The Foundation’s Executive Director, Jason Marsden, wrote:
“This extraordinary composition captures the fullness and complexity of the time of Matt’s life and the missing piece revealed by his death. It pulls the lens of human understanding farther back around one man to show his place in the world, and the world’s new place, without him.
Considering Matthew Shepard pays a priceless tribute to Matt. We at the Matthew Shepard Foundation believe that for years to come it will advance our work to replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance.”
Listen to interviews with Jason Marsden and composer Craig Hella Johnson to learn more about this production and its lasting impact on Matt’s legacy and the Foundation’s work to Erase Hate.