Richard C. Jeffrey has composed church music for the past 25 years. In addition, he is a music director for a suburban Chicago parish, with four choirs under his directorship. During the weekdays he teaches music in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Richard has degrees in music form Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois. He often uses his own texts for his compositions as well as those written by Jaroslav Vajda, Timothy Dudley-Smith, and Thomas Troeger.
Richard lives in Lemont, Illinois with his wife, Susan and their two daughters. The Jeffrey women all play the flute; because of this fact, Richard often incorporates flute parts into his compositions. Richard's music has been published by five major publishing companies. His motto is "Soli Deo Gloria."
Although his music has been published by Lutheran publishers, it has consistantly crossed denominational boundaries. The pure and hauntingly beautiful melodies that Richard composes are both emotion evoking and unforgettable. Choirs find them to be extremely singable. Richard's music has been published by Concordia Publishing House (CPH), Logia Publications, Augsburg Fortress Publications, Gladsong Publications, Morning Star Music Publisher, Alliance Publications, Resource Publications and Crossroad's Music.
Richards composition, "Carol of The Stable" was the number one selling choral anthem for Concordia Publishing house for two years in a row. His composition, "Peace Came To Earth" was sung on national television as Diane Sawyer, the host of Good Morning America, carried the Olympic Torch for the 2002 Olympic Games. Richard's music has been included into the Wisconsin Synod, Lutheran Hymnal. Richard's composition, "Peace Came To Earth" was covered by Christian recording artist Susan Ann on her 2008 CD entitled The Perfect Gift.
For more information call Richard Jeffrey at: (630) 257-0095