Praised for her “impressive clarity and color” by The New York Times, soprano Jessica Petrus is thrilled to join Blue Heron this season. Most recently, she was a soloist in Emmanuel Music’s performance of Bach’s Easter Oratorio and the soprano soloist for Polish composer Emil Wojtacki’s Ángeloi with Cantata Profana at the MATA Festival. In 2016, Jessica performed Unsuk Chin’s Akrostischon-Wortspiel with Cantata Profana in New York City, where she “sang beautifully, with strict control and expressive musicality, telling each phantom story with charming resolve” (I Care If You Listen). Jessica teaches voice privately in the Boston area. She graduated from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music in voice and from the University of Michigan in Voice Performance and Education. When not singing, she can be found trying out a new recipe in her kitchen or hiking in the Boston area with her husband, Evan, and children, Will and June.