Tickets are on sale online and for a limited time in person in the Gallery between services on Sundays, February 2-16.
The world premiere of “The Tyger & The Lamb,” composed by internationally renowned pianist Ola Gjeilo, will debut at Bass Hall in downtown Fort Worth on Tuesday, March 17, as part of the one-night-only “Alive At The Bass: A Musical Epiphany” concert. Tickets start at $11 and are on sale now at www.BassHall.com.
Born in Norway, educated at The Juilliard School, and a resident of New York City today, Gjeilo is one of the world’s most renowned composers and pianists, primarily known for redefining classical choral music with his hybrid compositional style that draws inspiration from improvisational jazz, established classical music structures, and cinema and film scores. The world premiere of “The Tyger & The Lamb” at Bass Hall will feature a 140-voice festival choir, strings, piano and harp under the direction of Reverend Dr. Todd Prickett, minister of music at University Christian Church.
Our festival choir preparing for this highly-anticipated event
Presented by University Christian Church, the special 90-minute “Alive At The Bass” concert will also include George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” described by many as the most popular of all American concert works. It will be performed by Fort Worth acclaimed pianist, Janet Pummill, along with a full professional orchestra. Other “Alive At The Bass” highlights include performances by soprano Amy Prickett and pianist Amy Stewart, majestic hymn arrangements, and favorite Irish melodies in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
“I am incredibly excited to see the world premiere of Ola Gjeilo's ‘The Tyger & The Lamb’ featuring music from University Christian Church’s own choir and assembled orchestra,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. “Fort Worth continues to make me proud with its impressive performing arts community.”
“A musical epiphany is an apt description of ‘Alive At The Bass’ when you consider the magnitude of the program and the majesty of the venue...It Promises to be a moving experience to say the least" -Dr. Todd Prickett
“A musical epiphany is an apt description of ‘Alive At The Bass’ when you consider the magnitude of the program and the majesty of the venue,” said Dr. Prickett. “Ola Gjeilo is one of the world’s most renowned composers, followed and studied by choirs across continents. We are thrilled to debut ‘The Tyger & The Lamb’ in Fort Worth inside the equally renowned Bass Performance Hall. It promises to be a moving experience to say the least.”
"Ola Gjeilo’s premiere of ‘The Tyger & The Lamb’ at Bass Hall is truly a beautiful gift to the city and everyone who lives here,” said Mike Moncrief, former mayor of Fort Worth. “Fort Worth should be proud."