Grammy Award-winning choral group Conspirare bring depth and emotion to a harrowing story of loss.Long description: Matthew Shepard's death in 1998 sparked an LGBT civil rights movement. Nearly twenty years later, Grammy Award-winning choral group Conspirare's elegy for this American icon and symbol of hope is the group's greatest undertaking yet.Extended Description: In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard was beaten, tortured, and left to die. His tragic death sparked an LGBT civil rights movement... [see more] that continues to this day, and nearly twenty years later, his life and death still possess an immense power to move. Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director of the Grammy Award-winning choral group Conspirare, places the story of Matthew Shepard into the context of a passion story, bringing new depth and emotion to a harrowing story of loss. This elegy for an American icon and symbol of hope is Conspirare's greatest undertaking yet.
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