Invocation and Dance
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Along these lines, Drew Helstosky, who coordinates Public Information and Social Media Ministry for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, was kind enough to send a press release about Invocation and Dance, a free public concert on October 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm at St. Paul’s commemorating the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death. The concert is part of The Brooklyn Sounds Concert Series and Choral Chameleon.
Works to be performed include:
- David Conte: Elegy For Matthew (text by John Stirling Walker)
- David Conte: Invocation and Dance (text by Walt Whitman)
- Michael Hennagin: Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun (text by Walt Whitman)
This sounds like a meaningful opportunity to reflect upon the life of one young man and the potentially horrific consequences of violence and discrimination. I am confident other events like this are occurring across the country.
As we approach the anniversary of Matthew’s murder, I encourage you to reflect on your ministry with LGBTQ youth and with all youth in breaking down the barriers we create between ourselves.