Lauded for her “velvety suaveness” by the New York Times and for her “brilliant, agile soprano” by the San Diego Story, Jessica Petrus delivers intimate performances of early and new vocal chamber music. In 2015, Jessica made her Spoleto USA début with a “crystal clear soprano” (Post And Courier) in Bach's St. Matthew Passion, and with a “bright, alluring voice” (Cleveland Classical) in Bach's B Minor Mass with the Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival. She most recently returned from Finland where she performed as a Festival Artist in the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. A frequent performer with New York-based Cantata Profana, the Boston Globe recently cited her solo performance as “exacting and sensitive.” Jessica's 2015-16 season includes solo débuts with Three Notch'd Road and the Scrag Mountain Music, and return appearances with the Handel and Haydn Society, Clarion Music Society, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, True Concord, Lorelei Ensemble, Cantata Profana, Yale Choral Artists, Staunton Music Festival, and Skylark Vocal Ensemble. She is a core member of Etherea Vocal Ensemble, an octet specializing in choral repertoire for treble voices, and is a featured soloist on their second album, Hymn To The Dawn (Delos label). The Michigan native received her undergraduate at the University of Michigan and her masters at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.