Notes at Noon: Jonathan Ten Brink, baritone
- Dates: September 27, 2018
- Times: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Calvin College Covenant Fine Arts Center
1795 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
- Phone: (616) 526-6253
- Category: Music
- Price Per Person: Admission is FREE; tickets are not required
The Notes at Noon Series concludes with Calvin College Alumnus Dr. Jonathan Ten Brink, baritone. The performance will take place at 12:30pm in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on the campus of Calvin College.
Dr. Ten Brink is highly regarded as a performer of early music. He has toured extensively with The Rose Ensemble, given the North American premier as “Alfesibeo” in Cavalli’s resurrected Gli Amore d’Apollo e di Daphne under the musical direction of Paul O’Dette, and is well known as an interpreter of J.S. Bach, having performed and recorded both Passions, the Christmas Oratorio, Magnificat, and numerous cantatas. Additionally, he was selected as a finalist for the inaugural Handel Aria Competition at the Madison Early Music Festival.
An advocate of contemporary music, Dr. Ten Brink has given first readings of more than 60 works. He worked with Meredith Monk on the Songs of Ascension premier at the Walker Art Center, and was part of a 24-hour performance of Piotr Szyhalski’s Empty Wordsproject for the Northern Lights Minnesota Festival. This spring he will perform as “Sarastro” in Fresco Opera Theatre’s premier of Queen of the Night, a prequel to Mozart’s Magic Flute.
His discography includes J. S. Bach’s Matthäus-Passion and Johannes-Passion, the only English version of Heinz Werner Zimmermann’s Psalmkonzert, Live: Music from the Land of Three Faiths with The Rose Ensemble, and a Grammy nominated performance of Mozart’s Grand Mass with Exultate. Jonathan holds degrees from the University of Minnesota (DMA), Bowling Green State University (MM), and Calvin College (BA). He currently leads the music department at Lansing Community College, teaching music history, theory, and voice in addition to conducting the concert choir.