Jonathan Ten Brink


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Basso Cantante Jonathan Ten Brink has been seen throughout the continental United States in Opera, Oratorio, Operetta, Concert, Recital, and Chamber settings. His “big voice” that “rumbles like foghorns” (Pioneer Press) is regarded as “rich” (Madison Magazine), “heartwarming” (Examiner), and “possessing considerable agility (Grand Rapids Press). He has been a featured performer with the Minnesota Orchestra, Skylark Opera, Fresco Opera Theatre, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, and at the Oregon Bach Festival. He has recently been seen as “Hamen” in Handel’s Esther,  “Father” in Hansel and Gretel, “Scarpia” in Tosca, and “Belcore” in L’elisir d’amore. A frequent collaborator in chamber music Jonathan tours with the early music group The Rose Ensemble and supports the performance of new music with the First Readings Project. His discography includes recordings of the Messiah, Matthäus-Passion, Psalmkonzert, and Mozart’s Grand Mass. He holds degrees from the University of Minnesota (DMA), Bowling Green State University (MM), and Calvin College (BA), and currently is on faculty at Crown College and North Central University.