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"French's works were of full of color and lush harmonies, and provided the kind of otherworldy inspiration that has come to characterize national AGO conventions."
The American Organist
Awake, O Sun
Jessica's newest piece, Awake, O Sun, was premiered on April 22nd by the Ohio State University Chorale, conducted by Robert Bode. A brand new setting of Bode's text, this short and festive work depicts a lively invocation to the sun in all its radiant beauty. This piece can effectively open or close any choral concert with an essence of joy and renewal.
Semi-Finalist for American Prize
Strengthen for Service (scored for choir and string orchestra) has recently been nominated as a Semi-Finalist for the American Prize in the Choral Composition Division. Enjoy this new arrangment of the work for Choir and String Quintet, recently performed by the choir of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in NYC.
Jessica was recently interviewed about her Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for SATB Choir and Organ, which the choir of Epiphany Parish Seattle will be taking on their upcoming tour to England. She discusses how synesthesia and her background in church music have influenced her compositional style.
Thy Will Be Done
Thy Will Be Done is a brand new setting of The Lord's Prayer, scored for SATB choir and organ. It was premiered in March of 2023 by the Bryn Mawr Sanctuary Choir, and is dedicated in loving memory to Al Willoughby, longtime Bass 2 in the choir.
Fix Your Eyes Upon the Star
Fix Your Eyes Upon the Star was premiered by the choir of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of St. Louis in January of 2023. Setting a brand new Epiphany text by Charles Anthony Silvestri, this a cappella work depicts the Magi’s journey toward the star. In the following video, hear Jessica and Tony discuss how this piece came to be with David Sinden, director of music at St. Peter's.
Awake, O Sun (Premiere)
Saturday, April 22, 2023
The Ohio State Chorale | The Ohio State University
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis
Friday, April 28, 2023
Choir of Epiphany Parish, Seattle
The Call | SATB Choir and Organ
Sunday, May 7, 2023
Choirs of The Episcopal Cathedral of St. John
O Star of Strength | SSA Choir and Piano
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Prime Voci from Seattle Girls Choir
Full Many a Glorious Morning
Friday, May 19, 2023
Cantabile Chamber Choir
Skagit Valley, Washington
Variations on Jesu Dulcis Memoria
Monday, June 12, 2023
Recital at Anglican Association of Musicians Conference
Christ the King Catholic Church, Dallas TX
Käthe Wright Kaufman, Organist
At Heaven's Proclamation (Premiere)
Sunday, July 30, 2023
St. Thomas Girl Chorister Course and Gentlemen of the Choir
St. Thomas Church, NYC