Thursday, June 21 at 8pm
Considering Matthew Shepard with the Elora Singers
From the Matthew Shepard Foundation:
Approaching the eve of the 20th anniversary of Matt’s murder, composer Craig Hella Johnson responded with his first concert-length work, Considering Matthew Shepard. This three-part fusion oratorio speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles seamlessly woven into a unified whole. Johnson sets a wide range of poetic and soulful texts by poets including Hildegard of Bingen, Lesléa Newman, Michael Dennis Browne, and Rumi. Passages from Matt’s personal journal, interviews and writings from his parents Judy and Dennis Shepard, newspaper reports, and additional texts by Johnson and Browne are poignantly appointed throughout the work.
Previously this season
Sunday, February 19 at 3pm
J.S. Bach: Cantata 23; Singet dem Herren
Performed by a vocal & period instrumental ensemble
In the first edition of an exciting new joint venture, the Trinity Bach Project partners with Music at Met to present an Epiphany cantata of J.S. Bach, plus other choral masterpieces in a sacred concert. Prayers, spoken Word and music, presented together on Transfiguration Sunday. Freewill donation requested at the door.
Friday, April 7: Good Friday Concert
Handel's Brockes Passion
See info below!
Sunday, April 23 at 3pm
We'll be hosting a Hymn Festival with massed choirs, brass quintet, and organ – and lots of congregational singing. Bring your friends and family, and sing the great hymns of the faith with joy and vigour! Presented in collaboration with the Hymn Society, the event is also the grand finale of a Music United weekend conference. Freewill donation requested.
in person and online (live or on-demand)
Metropolitan Festival Choir, soloists and period-instrument orchestra
Conducted by Dr. Jonathan Oldengarm
Tenor Michael Colvin, Evangelist
Bass Geoffrey Sirett, Jesus
Soprano Jaqueline Woodley, Tochter Zion
Additional Soloists from the Metropolitan lead singers