Inspiro is a professional choral emsemble that illuminates the amazing tradition of choral music from all genres. The choir is directed by Jennifer Quinones, an active performer, conductor and musician for over 25 years.
Inspiro is comprised of serious musician vocalists, who are more interested in the higher quality of the group than themselves. The choir is open to all musicians who are able to sight read, quickly fix intonation and vowels, understand choral balance, and commit to a minimum of two years of preparation, with weekly rehearsals.
Jennifer Quinones, Director
Jennifer Quinones, the Founder and Conductor of Inspiro, has been the Director of Music at Community Lutheran Church in Sterling, Virginia since 2016. She has conducted several large works such as Rachmaninoff Vespers, Faure Requiem, and other large choral works while at Community. Mrs. Quinones has been a church music director and organist since 1998 in various churches throughout the country. She is also the creative director of Gabelli Lullabies, a lullaby creative company that she started in 2019.
For many years, Jennifer was a working musician in New York City, accompanying and conducting for many musical performances with opera, vocalists, ensembles, and teachers. She was also an accompanist for the Julliard School for several vocal classes. She previously held the position youth music director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Rochester NY where she conducted Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. While in Rochester, she was the Assistant Conductor for the Eastman Bach Children’s Chorus and the Mozart Children’s Chorus at the Eastman School of Music. Many of her responsibilities as assistant conductor included preparing and conducting formal concerts annually with the Rochester Chamber Orchestra’s performance of The Messiah, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of The Nutcracker Ballet.
In addition to conducting professionally, Mrs. Quinones is an active performer, premiering several new works for either solo piano or piano with instrumentalist in the United States Italy, and the Czech Republic. Mrs. Quinones has been sought after as a performer of new music and has performed with such artists as David Craighead, Hugh Smith, Stephen Kennedy, and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Washington DC. Jennifer also appeared in Lincoln Center's Reel to Reel series production, "What's Opera, Doc?" as the “Maestro” during the 2003 - 2005 seasons which was produced by Alina Bloomgarden.