The Compassion is a multi-movement musical narrative that teases out nuanced lessons about human suffering and the human nature of Jesus. Comprising various musical styles, the work features a chamber ensemble of strings, winds, piano, drums, electric bass, electric guitar and four vocalists. Composer, EJ Hinojosa, a 2016 FPU graduate , is director of music at Community United Church of Christ where he leads a band, a choir and composes music for worship. He also teaches classroom piano at Roosevelt School of the Arts and teaches privately in the Fresno area. Hinojosa has been commissioned as an arranger and composer by ensembles in California, Iowa, Illinois, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.