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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.

ACDA Focus Prize

O Star of Strength for SSA Voices and Piano recently received Honorable Mention for the ACDA Focus Prize in February of 2023. Enjoy its premiere performance by Prime Voci of the Seattle Girls Choir. 

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. 

Epiphany Interview

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

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Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Friday, April 28, 2023

Choir of Epiphany Parish, Seattle

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The Call | SATB Choir and Organ

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Choirs of The Episcopal Cathedral of St. John 

Albuquerque, NM

O Star of Strength | SSA Choir and Piano

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Prime Voci from Seattle Girls Choir

Seattle, Washington

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Full Many a Glorious Morning

Friday, May 19, 2023

Cantabile Chamber Choir

Skagit Valley, Washington

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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

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At Heaven's Proclamation (Premiere) 

Sunday, July 30, 2023

St. Thomas Girl Chorister Course and Gentlemen of the Choir

St. Thomas Church, NYC 

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