Before Tonight: A Musical Nativity is a contemporary oratorio. A re-telling of the story of Christ’s birth from the perspectives of its central characters. This 50-minute theatrical concert weaves all-original music, ranging in style from pop/gospel to musical theater, with first-person narration paraphrasing the New Testament. The concert portrays an intimate look at Christ's birth: Elizabeth and Mary confide in each other their collective fears of motherhood in the song, “Hope of a Child.” Joseph, a carpenter, expresses his resolve to provide for a son that is not his own in “Build Him a Home.” In the title song, Shepherds sing in six-part harmony how different their lives were “Before Tonight.”


Rob Moffat began his study of the piano at the age of 4 in Mesa, AZ. Rob studied voice and theater throughout high school and college, graduating from BYU with a degree in Music Dance and Theater. Rob spent a year and a half in Las Vegas performing in Monty Python’s Spamalot. He is currently auditioning, teaching voice and songwriting in Los Angeles.

Diego Hellewell studied piano and voice as a child in Colorado, but found his love of music when he picked up the guitar at age 15. Diego studied jazz guitar and composition at BYU-Hawaii, and then UNLV, during which he performed weekly with two original bands in several bars and casinos in Las Vegas. Diego relocated to Los Angeles to study entertainment law at Southwestern Law School.

Our concept recording is now available on iTunes!