Rob Gardner began his musical career in high school as a member of and arranger for the a cappella band Two Five Nine. The group recorded 5 albums together and, while in college, toured around the country. From there, Rob began composing original works for film, theater and the concert stage. He is the author of a handful of stage musicals, including Blackbeard, The Price of Freedom, and 12 Princesses. Rob has also composed several sacred music oratorios. Rob is an accomplished producer and conductor and appears regularly on the concert stage conducting his works.
Rob has a bachelor’s degree in Management and Entrepreneurship from Brigham Young University. He also attended the University of Southern California, doing graduate studies in the prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program. He currently resides in Gilbert, AZ.
Joseph is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he earned his BFA degree in Music Dance Theater. At BYU he performed with the Young Ambassadors and was nominated for the Irene Ryan Award for his role as Joseph in Burdens of Earth. He was featured as lead singer and dancer in the tours of Lullaby of Broadway and Some Enchanted Evening. He toured as lead production singer for Princess and Holland America Cruise Lines with his wife, Tiffany. Joseph’s studio work includes lead and backup vocals for Barry Spilchuk of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Integra Classics’ Sing Me to Heaven, Tantara Records’ Come Unto Him, and several recording projects for Priddis Music, Stiletto Entertainment, and CBS Records. Joseph currently resides in Colorado Springs, CO, with his amazing wife and three children, and he works as a dentist.
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Oyoyo is an actress from NY, NY, whose greatest treasure is growing up in a family that sings together. With Mom, Dad, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and a granddaughter, they make up The Bonner Family – a singing group that has 2 albums and 1 EP available on all music platforms. Having started at the age of 4, Oyoyo discovered her love for the stage in her very first production, Big River. Ever since then, she has developed and cultivated that love along with her talent, whether stepping into the lead role in Memphis, starring in Once on This Island, or dancing in the ensemble of The Wiz. Oyoyo is the Executive Producer of the film Green Flake, which has won countless awards in the Film Festival circuit. Upon the return of Broadway she will be part of the original Broadway cast of Michael Jackson The Musical. Oyoyo is gracious, accepting, and supportive, and her magnetic charm and personality complement every cast she is part of. The versatility in her vocals is apparent in every show, and she always leaves her heart on the dance floor. She is just happy to be here and can’t wait for audiences to revel in what has been created.
Writer, Director and Composer Rob Gardner in partnership with Excel Entertainment and Purdie Distribution announced today the release of a new, groundbreaking concert film adaptation of Gardner’s acclaimed oratorio, LAMB OF GOD. The new film opens in theatres nationwide on Friday, March 12, 2021, featuring acclaimed performers, a never-before-heard song and narration.
Told entirely through music, LAMB OF GOD portrays the final week in the life of Jesus Christ. The story is told from the perspective of those who loved and followed Him, including Peter, John, Thomas, Mary and Martha of Bethany, Mary Magdalene, and Christ’s mother, Mary. Filmed in Utah at the Utah Film Studios in Park City, LAMB OF GOD stars acclaimed musical artists Casey Elliott of GENTRI, Oyoyo Bonner, Tyler Hardwick, Katherine Thomas, Emily Moffat, and many more.
“I’ve dreamed and planned for years to create a concert film of ‘Lamb of God’ and I am thrilled to bring this new cinematic, can’t miss experience to long-time fans and newcomers alike,” said creator Rob Gardner. “We brought together a world-class, once-in-a-lifetime cast and crew to create this film. And I am absolutely overjoyed that we are able to release it in theatres in time for Easter, and help bring light and hope so desperately needed at this time.”
Fans have compared “Lamb of God” to Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem and in the past decade, “Lamb of God” has been performed throughout the world by tens of thousands of performers for millions of fans encompassing nearly every Christian faith. In addition, the original recording of “Lamb of God” featuring the London Symphony Orchestra and Spire Chorus has been streamed millions of times. The new big-screen version features a new, original song as well as updated narration.
“This unique film brings Gardner’s incredible music to the big screen for the first time,” said Brandon Purdie, founder of Purdie Distribution and co-producer of the film. “Audiences will be thrilled to experience this sacred music in a whole new way.”
For more information, visit www.lambofgodmovie.com.