Jenni Till Rasberry

Soprano 

Jenni Till, soprano, continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her superb singing and warm spirit. She is in constant demand in venues from concert halls to civic settings to churches, performing a vast and versatile repertoire encompassing opera and oratorio, as well as popular and sacred literature. 

She has distinguished herself on three continents in leading roles of the major choral works including Handel's Messiah, Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Hymn of Praise, Bach's St. Matthew Passion and Magnificat, Haydn's Creation, Mozart's Requiem, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Among the eminent conductors with whom she has appeared are Sir David Willcocks, with whom she performed Mozart's Solemn Vespers in Coventry, England's famed cathedral, and Laszlo Heltay, with whom she collaborated on the same work on the stage of Dallas' celebrated Meyerson Symphony Center. She has made highly regarded appearances with numerous orchestras, including the New Japan Philharmonic in Tokyo, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra, the Gold Coast Symphony of Florida, the orchestras of Plano and Irving, Texas, the Orchestra of New Spain, and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

Further indication of Jenni's artistic versatility are her popular musical comedy and musical theatre presentations entitled "The Life and Music of Irving Berlin," "George and Ira Gershwin," and "Rodgers and Hammerstein LIVE!" 

As a leading artist in sacred music, Jenni has sung for countless thousands in churches, denominational gatherings and conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, and Korea. She has been featured soloist at the Billy Graham Crusade in Syracuse, New York, the Gaither Praise Gathering, and Robert Schuller's "Hour of Power." Her additional television credits add yet another dimension to her multi-faceted career as a performer and communicator and include "The Coral Ridge Hour," "The Joy of Music," and Art Linkletter's "Gloria".

Her discography includes inspiring recordings of sacred classics, hymns, gospel favorites and unique Biblical story songs. She maintains a limited schedule of teaching gifted vocalists in the Dallas area. A summa cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University, Jenni received both the Bachelor's and Master's degrees in vocal performance and was inducted into the honorary Pi Kappa Lambda society. 

Jenni and her husband, Dr. Robert Rasberry, a professor at Southern Methodist University, have two sons, Paul Michael and John Robert, and reside in Dallas, Texas.

 

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