Around The Piano
January 28 @ 7:00 pm$15
Join us for a relaxing dinner theater-style evening of pure entertainment around the piano including a selection of both secular and sacred music. The artists for the evening have a combined 100+ years of bringing joy to audiences around the world. Sisters, Miriam and Teresa met Elaine in high school. Morgan is Miriam’s daughter and it is no wonder that she became a notable artist in her own right. These four have served in theaters, churches, and entertainment venues of all types. Their love for the Lord and their God-given talents drive them to deliver excellence in musical entertainment. This is an evening that you do NOT want to miss. Invite your friends and family.
First Dallas’s own Chef Tim is preparing a great meal and we will continue the second act with a coffee and dessert bar. The cost is only $15 per person and this includes your dinner, dessert, tea/coffee, and a guaranteed evening of inspiring, entertaining music. Meal service will begin at 7pm with Act 1 at 7:30pm, a brief intermission at 8:10pm, and Act 2 at 8:30pm. We will do our best to conclude by 9:30pm so that parents can collect children without missing anything.
Tickets to the event and childcare reservations are separate. Please note the two different links below. Seating for the evening is “open” however if you have a large group of at least six people, you can call Jeff Adams at 214-969-2407 to reserve tables in multiples of “6”. For more questions, please email Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dress for the evening is business casual.
“Center Stage” at First Baptist Dallas is located on the third floor of the Criswell Building (1707 San Jacinto.) The best parking is in our Horner Garage behind the Horner Children’s Building located east of St. Paul off San Jacinto. From the Horner Garage, follow the curved bridge/concourse around past the Worship Center to the Criswell Building. Center Stage is just up the stairs and to the left.
Our Guest Artists:
Elaine is a native Texan. She is a Conductor-Music Director and/or Keyboards National Tours of many well-known shows like Phantom of the Opera, Wizard of Oz, Catch Me If You Can, Sound of Music-China, Grease, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Evita, Cats, Bombay Dreams, Jesus Christ Superstar with Carl Anderson. She also performed with the National Tours of classic favorites of Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde, and many more. Elaine has previously been the Music Director for: Godspell, Washington D.C., Forever Plaid, Norfolk, VA, Atlantic City, NJ and St Cloud, MN, and My Way, Birmingham, Alabama with creator David Grapes. She has worked with Directors Hal Prince, Dan Knechtges, Jeffrey Seller, and more!
Teresa Maria Gomez, soprano, has been a featured soloist with the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Wind Symphony, Plano Symphony, El Paso Symphony, Missouri Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony, the Symphonic Orchestra of Slovak Radio, and the Israeli Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Gomez was voted “Most Outstanding Senior in Music” by the College of Music Faculty at the University of North Texas where she received her Bachelor of Music degree. Teresa was the winner of the Grady Harlen Award for the “Most Outstanding Performer” in the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition. She and her husband, Paul, reside in Rogers, AR where she teaches voice and piano and is the Director of Music at the First Baptist Church of Lowell.
Miriam Wallace got her start as a professional singer and pianist in Abilene, Texas during the 1980s, was a featured singer with DFW part bands since the 90s, and continues to sing and play throughout Texas. She is also a worship leader and facilitator for ministry events for over 30 years. She and her husband, Matt live on the Wallace family farm in central Texas and continue to “minister to ministers” and facilitate greater good work via their non-profit, International Covered Ministries. Miriam also can be seen live-streaming weekly on Twitch.TV as “MutherMmirm” where she sings and plays requests from her 1000+ song repertoire.
Vocalist, pianist, and educator Morgan Wallace Tremillo has established herself as a driving musical force throughout the DFW Metroplex & now resides in San Antonio, Texas. At age 17, she self-released her debut album “Progressions,” a collection of solo classical piano works that showcase a musical maturity that was well beyond her years. Since then, Morgan furthered her musical studies at the University of North Texas, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies with an emphasis in Vocal Performance in 2016. She is often acclaimed for her rich, velvety voice, her warm and charismatic stage presence, and clever arrangements.