CHOIR OF BINGHAMTON
Bruce Borton, Artistic
Jean Herman Henssler, Accompanist
Madrigal Choir and the Phelps Mansion Museum present
May 15, 2016, 2-4 p.m., $35
191 Court Street, Binghamton
nights just aren’t the same anymore for fans of the hit period drama.
Join us on Sunday, May 15, from 2-4 p.m., at the Phelps Mansion Museum
for “A Farewell to Downtown Abbey.” We’ll bid a nostalgic good-bye to
our favorite British addiction at a gala afternoon of all things
post-Edwardian including live period music by members of The Madrigal
Choir, a trivia competition, prizes for best costumes and a plethora of
delightful surprises! Very proper treats and libations will be provided
by Tranquil Bar & Bistro.
Proceeds benefit the Madrigal Choir and the Phelps Mansion Museum.
Purchase tickets at www.phelpsmansion.org, or by
Madrigal Choir announces its fifth annual bus trip to
Saturday, July 16, 2016
8 p.m. concert (bus leaves at 2 p.m.)
Join us as we travel to Tanglewood for an evening of Strauss and Tchaikovsky, featuring the Boston Symphony Orchestra and featured soloist soprano Renée Fleming.
Click here for details.
Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, the select chamber choral ensemble
founded by Anne Boyer Cotten in 1978, selected Dr. Bruce Borton as the
next Artistic Director in 2011.
Selected after a 20-month search process, Dr. Borton brings a great
deal of experience to the podium. He's Director of Choral activities at
Binghamton University, where he's taught since 1988. For ten years
prior to that, he was conducting assistant to the legendary Robert Shaw
with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. No stranger to the Madrigal
Choir, Dr. Borton has sung with the group, led the singers as a guest
conductor, and has served on the board of directors.
Anne Cotten didn't set out to lead a choir for 33 years. She and some
friends just gathered around her dining room table to sing music they
liked. After a while, they were saying "Hey, we're pretty good, we
should perform!". Under Anne's leadership, the choir has premiered a
new work by Alice Parker, commissioned and premiered a new piece by
British composer Barry Seaman, and performed over 200 concerts in the
Greater Binghamton area and beyond, including Anne's signature concert
"Ceremony and Celebration for Twelfth Night." With her retirement from
Broome Community College's Department of Fine and Media Arts, Anne has
moved to Arizona, closer to family.
in 1978 by Anne Boyer Cotten, The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton
is a not-for-profit chamber choir dedicated to the art of a
cappella choral performance. We perform sacred and secular
works drawn from the medieval period through the present in concerts
around the Binghamton, NY area.