College Station, Tex. (KBTX) - Grammy award winning choral ensemble Conspirare is in town through Monday at Rudder theatre, on the Texas A&M campus, putting on a special performance called "Considering Matthew Shepard."
Presented by MSC OPAS, Leland T. and the Jessie W. Jordan institute for international awareness, the show is said to provide the community an opportunity to experience a musical response to the tragic death of a young man.
“Well it’s just a wonderful project,” said Anne Black of MSC OPAS. “It’s an opportunity to bring people together, to hear an important message performed by an incredible chorus of singers from all over the world.”
Matthew Shepard was a gay student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie when he was kidnapped in 1998. He was severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a field. Five days later he died.
This concert, in his honor, marks the approaching 20th anniversary of his death.