Jenifer Thyssen, soprano
Jenifer Thyssen, described by one critic as “glorious Austin soprano Jenifer Thyssen (glorious),” has thrilled, delighted, and moved critics and audiences alike, earning her opportunities to perform in various venues throughout Texas, California, and New England. In the late 90s, Jenifer turned her focus to early music, as a founding member of TEMP and working with various early music ensembles and directors. Honored as Best Female Classical Singer by the Austin Critics Table Awards in 2003, and nominated again for the award in 2007, 2008, and 2012, “Thyssen’s beautiful vocal storytelling” crosses centuries of music and has also found a home in contemporary sounds of folk lullabies in her debut solo CD, “Dusk is Drawn,” which can be found on iTunes and Amazon.com.
Jenifer also appears on Texas Early Music Project’s Celtic CDs “The Bonny Broom and Other Scottish Ballads” and “Celtic Trinity: Music from Ireland, Scotland, & Brittany, C.1500-1800” and the newest TEMP CD, “Sacred: Music of the Divine from Medieval to Baroque.” She is also featured on Linda Day’s CD “Love Your Enemies” and on other recordings, including a movie soundtrack by the prolific film score composer, Michael J. Lewis and various concert recordings of Texas Early Music Project and La Follia Austin Baroque.
Jenifer and her husband Andrew reside on five shady acres near Austin, with three sons and a daughter, four goats, two dogs and many other assundry pets and critters. It is a daily adventure and always a beautiful blessing!