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Bloomington Chamber Singers presents
Considering Matthew Shepard
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 3:00PM

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408

Group of 10 ($20 per ticket) promo code: TEN

On October 9 and 10, Bloomington Chamber Singers will perform Considering Matthew Shepard, Craig Hella Johnson's powerful reflection on the events surrounding the 1998 beating and death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student in Wyoming. This "fusion oratorio" speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles ranging from gospel to chant and punctuated with powerful solos, seamlessly woven into a unified whole. Gerald Sousa conducts the Bloomington Chamber Singers and soloists in this long-awaited production.

The Saturday performance will also be available to view via a livestream ticket.

Amid deep divisions in our country and a fear of “otherness,” Considering Matthew Shepard helps listeners and musicians alike reflect on the proliferation of violence but also the healing power of acceptance, justice, and love. Listeners of diverse backgrounds, faiths, and musical tastes describe this work as “brilliant,” “powerful,” “innovative,” “dazzling,” and “gripping.”

More information on the piece, the Bloomington Chamber Singers, and outreach related to the concert is at

Doors open 30 minutes before each event for this general admission show. The estimated length of the program is 1 hour and 45 minutes. Wearing a mask is required indoors in Monroe County. Vaccine verification or negative covid test results within 48 hours required to enter the venue. COVID Policy FAQ.

Livestream ticket holders will receive a link via email the week of the show from You will have to create a free Mandolin account if you don’t have one yet! Access to the broadcast will be available on Mandolin for 48 hours. For technical support contact

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