Minneapolis Trombone Choir Concert
The concert is scheduled for Sunday, March 17 at 4 pm.
Special Guest Choir this year is
The Twin City Horn Club
Director, Jim ten Bensel
Judson Memorial Baptist Church
4101 Harriet Ave So, Minneapolis, MN
This year will mark the 46th year the concert has been at Judson. The music will span from classical to contemporary to jazz. There will be pieces written by players in the ensemble that will be premiered at this concert. At this time there are more than 35 trombone players who will be participating. Jim ten Bensel is the director and all proceeds from the concert go to support the Judson Music Program. Suggested donations are $15. Judson Church is located at 4101 Harriet Ave, Mpls.
Minneapolis Trombone Choir was started in 1974 as a meeting place for trombonists to meet other players, share ideas, and play music. It has been going strong ever since. Jim ten Bensel, one of the founding members of this group, continues to lead the choir. Their concerts include music ranging from classical to jazz, and the members come from all walks of life. This year they celebrate their 44th year of concerts. That’s right! This is the 44th year that the Minneapolis Trombone Choir has brought its big sound to Judson. There have always been trombones, along with euphonium's and tubas, plus visiting choirs. They have performed at Lake Harriet Bandshell, and the State Fair Grounds over the Fourth of July, as well as the International Trombone Association workshop held at the University of Minnesota in 1994. You can check out more about the choir at: www.facebook.com/MinneapolisTromboneChoir or
Jim ten Bensel, director of the Minneapolis Trombone Choir, has extensive experience as a performer, conductor, music educator, and clinician. He is on staff at MacPhail Center for Music. Jim is also a member of the International Trombone Association Minnesota, Minnesota Music Educators Association, and Minnesota Association of Jazz Educators. He serves Judson Church as a member of the peace and social justice committee and sings with the choir at the church when he is not away playing with other bands. He currently tours with the Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band. Jim is a member of the Evergreen Club, an honorary service music club. You can check on Jim at his website—www.jimtenbensel.com