Minneapolis Trombone Choir Concert
Sunday, May 1, at 3 pm.
Director, Jim ten Bensel
Judson Memorial Baptist Church
4101 Harriet Ave So, Minneapolis, MN
Over 30 trombones! Works from classical to jazz with world premieres of compositions by Glen Newton and Samantha Hogan.
Suggested donations are $20. Students 18 and under Free.
All proceeds from the concert go to support
the music program at Judson church.
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 47th year of concerts. That’s right! This is the 47th 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 was formerly on staff at MacPhail Center for Music. He serves Judson Church as a member of the racial justice committee and sings with the choir at the church when he is not away playing with other bands. He currently performs with the Mardi Gras Ramblers. Jim is a member of the Evergreen Club, an honorary service music club. You can check on Jim at his website—www.jimtenbensel.com