Music has always been a part of Jessica's life, singing in school and state choirs since grade school and later pursuing solo studies after college. She has sung under several famous and esteemed choral and symphonic conductors in New York City and Philadelphia, including at Carnegie Hall and the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Jessica currently sings with the Schola Cantorum at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC, and sang for His Holiness Pope Francis during his visit to the nation's capital in September 2015.
While classically trained, Jessica's "bright," "rich," and "clear" voice lends itself to other musical styles. She enjoys singing a range of music and has been featured as a soloist for concerts, weddings, and funerals.
Ave Maria, Angelo vieira Araujo (LIVe)
The first performance of Araujo's Ave Maria with musicians Laura van de Woord (violin), Jeroen Hobbel (guitar), and Jessica Taaffe (voice). The piece was performed for the wedding of Brian Taaffe and Catarina Araujo on May 28, 2016 at a 16th century chapel at the Penha Longa resort in Sintra, Portugal.
Pie Jesu, Gabriel Faure
A recording of Faure's Pie Jesu from his Requiem Mass, performed June 18, 2016, for the funeral of Lily Taaffe at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Norfolk, Virginia. The piece was live-recorded near in full from the congregation, below the choir loft at the back of the church where Jessica was singing.
Ave Maria, Angelo vieira Araujo
A home-studio recording of Araujo's Ave Maria with musicians Laura van de Woord (violin) and Jeroen Hobbel (guitar).
Thank you for the music, abba
A home-studio recording of Abba's Thank You For the Music, October 2015.
Ich trage meine minne, richard strauss
A German art song by Strauss, recorded during one of Jessica's voice lessons with Heidi Hayes (piano) in Philadelphia 2010.