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Considering Matthew Shepard

Presented by: Bloomington Chamber Singers

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater

General Admission: $USD 25.00

Student (with ID or 18 & younger): $USD 20.00

Group of 10 ($20 per ticket): $USD 200.00

October 9 Livestream Virtual Ticket: $USD 20.00


Saturday, October 9th 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
Sunday, October 10th 3:00 pm Buy Tickets


link to get a group discount 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.

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 www.chambersingers.info

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

Doors open 1 hour 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 in the building.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 hello@mandolin.live. 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 help@mandolin.live.

The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.

Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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Bloomington Chamber Singers (BCS) is a community-based, nonprofit corporation owned and governed by its singers, each of whom is a voting member of the Corporation. BCS provides a rare opportunity for amateur singers to perform major choral works and to hone their craft under the guidance of a professional conductor. The excellence of the ensemble is reflected by the large number of individuals who audition each year, the group’s membership continuity, the consistently large audiences drawn from Bloomington and several surrounding counties, and the ensemble’s laudatory reviews. Over the years, BCS has increased in size, developed an effective governing infrastructure with appropriate financial resources, and, most importantly, achieved a well-recognized high level of musicianship and breadth of repertoire.

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