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Oakville Choral: Considering Matthew Shepard and Fauré’s Requiem

Sunday, April 19, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chartwell Baptist Church

The Oakville Choral April 2020 concerts will feature Fauré’s Requiem preceded by movements from Considering Matthew Shepard by American composer Craig Hella Johnson. Skillfully constructed with moments of tragedy but also joy, forgiveness and healing, this powerful and beautiful music was inspired by the life and death of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard and was composed on the 20th anniversary of his kidnapping and murder in Wyoming. Following its Canadian premiere in 2018, Oakville Choral will be among the first groups to bring this work to a Canadian audience.

Event venue:

Chartwell Baptist Church

228 Chartwell Road, Oakville


Founded in 1960, this is a non-auditioned community choir of 60 voices. The choir performs twice a year, in December and in April/May, often joined by guest soloists and a chamber orchestra. From September to April/May, the choir rehearses Tuesday evenings (7:45 pm to 10:00 pm) at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 318 Queen Mary Drive, Oakville.

Music Director: David Bowser

Accompanist: Anne Marie Leonard

For more information, visit www.oakvillechoral.com.


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