October Mourning

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A Song for Matthew Shepard

Saturday, Nov 18 – 2023

Imagine historical events through more than just human eyes. Join us as we share the unheard voices of the fence, the deer, the stars, and more in a musical narrative that, 25 years later, still resonates far beyond the LGBTQ+ community.

The South Coast Chorale, in collaboration with First Congregational Church Sanctuary Choir, Landmark Theatre Company, Musique Sur La Mer Orchestra, Long Beach Youth Chorus, and members of the Wilson High School Choir, invites our community to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Matthew Shepard story.

Meet the Author: Lesléa Newman

Lesléa (pronounced “Lez-LEE-uh”) Newman is the author of 85 books for readers of all ages, including A Letter to Harvey Milk; October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard; I Carry My Mother; The Boy Who Cried Fabulous; Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed; and Heather Has Two Mommies.