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Nashville in Harmony and NPT host free screening of ‘Considering Matthew Shepard’ on Oct. 23 at NPT

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Contact: MiChelle Jones, NPT, (615) 259-9325 x2110, mjones@wnpt.org



NPT and Nashville in Harmony host free screening of

‘Considering Matthew Shepard’ on Oct. 23 at NPT



NASHVILLE – NPT and Nashville in Harmony host a free screening of Considering Matthew Shepard on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The event takes place 6 to 8 p.m. in NPT’s Studio A (161 Rains Ave., Nashville TN 37203); doors open at 6 p.m. and the screening starts at 6:30. Nashville in Harmony will perform a selection of songs reflecting the event’s themes of acceptance and compassion.


The event is free, however reservations are required at matthew-npt.eventbrite.com.


On Oct. 6, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die in one of America’s most notorious anti-gay hate crimes. “Considering Matthew Shepard” is a Grammy-nominated three-part oratorio composed by Craig Hella Johnson. It has been adapted for television to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Shepard’s death. The Shepard family worked with Johnson in the creation of the work and allowed the use of fragments from Shepard’s personal diary.


Nashville in Harmony is Tennessee’s first and only musical arts organization specifically created for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, and their allies. The chorus uses music to build community and create social change.



WHAT: FREE screening of ‘Considering Matthew Shepard’

PRESENTER: Nashville Public Television and Nashville in Harmony

WHEN: 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23; doors at 6, screening at 6:30

WHERE: NPT’s Studio A, 161 Rains Ave., Nashville TN 37203

COST: Free

RSVP: Required at matthew-npt.eventbrite.com



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