“[Weston Jennings] performs largely from memory and his powers of concentration are prodigious…his playing revealed itself to be impressively stylish and fluent, his virtuoso technique always in the service of the music, not the promotion of the player’s ego. Another fine young talent to be followed at every opportunity.”
– The Organ (May-July 2015)
“Weston Jennings played a superbly chosen program with style and panache. He understands the use of color and was true to the desires of the composers. I’ve heard many organists perform on the After Noon Concert Series at Princeton University Chapel, and will remember Mr. Jennings’ excellent performance for some time!”
– Eric Plutz, University Organist, Princeton University
“It was our pleasure to welcome Weston Jennings to St. James Episcopal Church as part of the St. James Concert Series. From the negotiation stage to actual performance, Mr. Jennings conducted himself with the utmost professionalism. He was significantly accommodating in the discussion and selection of concert repertoire and even prepared a work, with which he was not familiar, as an encore. To anyone who is looking for a young concert organist to feature for a performance, I commend Mr. Weston Jennings and his charming personality and virtuosic talent.”
– Roy Rosenthal, Parish Administrator, St. James Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Lousiana
“Weston Jennings presented a wonderful program for us at the Church of the Redeemer. Choosing repertoire perfect for the occasion, he played extremely well, and interacted warmly with the audience before, during and after the concert.”
– Christopher Betts, FRCO, Director of Music, The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Bethesda, Maryland
“We were so blest to have Weston Jennings perform for us in February of 2015. He planned and executed a marvelous program, well-chosen both to take full advantage of our very colorful romantic/orchestral organ of 49 ranks and to provide interest to the listening audience, members of our parish and community. His thrilling performance of Frank Bridge’s Adagio in E showed a real mastery of the art of registration, and Annum per annum by Arvo Pärt made a fascinating, gripping even, impression – so well chosen for our audience. Moreover, Weston made it a true event by his adroit and witty comments giving our audience context for the musical selections he performed.”
– David Mathers, Director of Sacred Music
Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia
“Weston Jennings’ performance at the 2015 Bloomsbury Organ Day was as triumphant a conclusion to the afternoon session as could be imagined. From the very first note, the audience was gripped and sustained through every twist and turn of the unusually colourful programme.
What made this performance so special? Well, firstly the programme’s commitment to memory. That sense of impregnable, total control freed the player to realise the most minute subtleties of colour and dynamics and it was particularly intriguing to observe (on the double screen projection) the almost defiant ease with which each piece unfolded.
Not surprisingly, the pacing and phrasing of the Bridge Adagio was a masterclass in itself and the concluding Dupré Prelude and Fugue in B Major was as virtuosic and compelling as any performance I’ve heard.
Weston Jennings possesses a keen musical intelligence, a rock-steady technique and I look forward to following his concert career with particular interest.”
– Philip Luke, Director of Music, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London, UK
“Young American virtuoso Weston Jennings played a superb programme from memory … Debussy’s second Arabesque was skillfully arranged to reveal the work in an entirely new light.”
– Malvern Gazette, Great Malvern, UK