Artist • Lyricist • Recording Artist
Vocalist Jennifer Foster has sung opera, musical theatre, oratorio, recitals and chamber music with world class musicians and conductors throughout the United States and Europe. Her many credits include lead and supporting roles with the Los Angeles Opera and a national tour with San Francisco Opera, performances as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Hollywood Bowl, the New World Symphony, the Aldeburgh Festival in England, stateside with Penn Centre Stage, at the Tanglewood, Santa Fe, Tucson, and Aspen Music Festivals, and a duet with Bobby McFerrin at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.
She served as weekly soloist at the international headquarters of The First Church of Christ, Scientist (The Mother Church) in Boston from 1997 to 2004. Watchfire listeners may know her from the CD Jubal-ation, also featuring baritone Gregory Rahming and Mother Church organist Edwin Starner on piano and produced by the Christian Science Publishing Society. Among her other recordings, she can be heard on Watchfire Music’s Be Still and Know; in a live collection of lesser known chamber music called Jennifer Foster: Debut from the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music; Naxos label’s compilation of works by Creole composer Edmond Dédé; and performing a rare collection of sacred songs by jazz icon Dave Brubeck. Her first solo album of sacred music, If You Search With All Your Heart, was released in Spring of 2023 on the Watchfire Music label.
An avid teaching artist, Jennifer has been a university guest professor working within both music and theatre programs, and she regularly leads master classes and workshops for singers and actors of all levels in schools, camps, and community settings. She gives private voice lessons as well as coaching for readers, public speakers, pastors, spoken word artists, and podcasters both in her studio and via phone or online.
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Audience and Press Reviews
“Her sound is beautiful because it is emotional and true, and she makes simple goodness and true love sound natural and convincing, pointing to the way all of us ought to be.”
“Jennifer Foster provided the more inspiring and illuminating moments of the evening. Poised, animated and impassioned, she added welcome spark to an event that frequently edged toward the routine. Her voice has an appealing luster. She sings powerfully, without being shrill, and with much warmth and expression.”
“…Urgent, communicative delivery of the text, a wide range of vocal nuance…”
“… tender, warm and secure…”
“Jennifer Foster arched flowing phrases”