The American bass-baritone, Jonathan M. Ten Brink, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice from Calvin College, his Master of Music degree from Bowling Green State University, and his DMA from the University of Minnesota.
Jonathan Ten Brink is an exciting bass-baritone active in opera, oratorio, and chamber music. 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 last performed with Exultate Chamber Choir & Orchestra (Director: Thomas D. Rossin) in Haydn's Paukenmesse and George Frideric Handel's Dixit Dominus and is excited to return. His recent opera credits include singing Belcore in L'elisir d’amore, Tarquinius in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, and Alfesibeo in the North American Premiere of Gli more d’Apollo e di Daphne under the musical direction of Paul O'Dette.
On the concert stage Jonathan Ten Brink has performed with The Minnesota Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival and Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in works including G.F. Handel's Esther, J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) as ariaist and Jesus, Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Carmina Burana. He is also a frequent collaborator in chamber works with The Rose Ensemble in Saint Paul, Minnesota (2010-2014), Glorious Revolution Baroque, and Oratory.
In addition to his performing, Jonathan Ten Brink is in demand as a voice teacher and clinician. He is Assistant Professor of Music, Voice at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia, He maintains full studios at Crown College and North Central University in addition to teaching Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, and Early Music History. He has given master classes-across the continental USA from Georgia to Illinois, Minnesota, and Oregon.