Jennifer Thomas, an independent American composer, pianist, violinist, concert performer, and recording artist was born on 23 June 1977 in Seattle, Washington. Her genre of music includes Classical, Crossover, and New Age. While most of her works are original, she also covers classical pieces as well as pop music and movie soundtracks. She was trained by her mother (Carolyn Southworth) and started playing the piano and violin at the age of 5. She later went on to study music at Brigham Young University – Idaho where she earned a music degree in Performing Arts/Piano Pedagogy. For 3 years, she performed as a featured soloist for the Temple Square Concert Series on historic Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, and she has also performed with various symphonies including the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra.
Jennifer’s fourth album Winter Symphony was released on Friday, 20 November 2015. The Christmas album features the Ensign Chorus (recorded at Bastyr Cathedral), soprano Felicia Farerre, violinist Taylor Davis, and musicians from The Utah Symphony, Salt Lake City Pops Orchestra, and the Chochin Chamber Orchestra. The album includes such holiday favorites as “Silent Night”, “Angels We Have Heard on High”, “Carol of the Bells”, as well as cinematic scores from “Home Alone”, “Edward Scissorhands”, and more.
Just in time for the Christmas season, Jennifer has released a new music video which is appropriately titled Alleluia. The song is featured on her new Christmas album titled Winter Symphony which now has a holiday station. Jennifer’s original composition “Alleluia” creates that same type of exuberance and jubilation as the timeless “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah, as viewers and listeners will want to join in and shout “Alleluia” – God be praised!
Jennifer Thomas has done a magnificent job in creating a masterpiece that certainly helps to reminds us all of the real reason that we celebrate the Christmas season. She has indeed created a masterful work of art through the unique gift of music that will in time, itself be considered timeless. The message conveyed by the video is one of hope, everlasting joy, and peace that anyone can obtain by focusing less on the material aspects and commercialism that are so often at the forefront during the Christmas season, and focusing more on the Savior of the World – He who was born King – He who is the Light and the Life of the world – He who is the Prince of Peace.