Bruce Borton, Artistic Director
Jean Herman Henssler, Accompanist

Musical Migrations
Iberia in the Americas:
Spanish Choral Music in Mexico and the U.S.

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Montrose
, 367 Church Street, Montrose

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

United Presbyterian Church
, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton

Guest Artist: Paul Sweeny, guitar

This concert will feature Spanish-inflenced music in North America from the 18th century to today. Mexican Baroque composers active in the Cathedral in Mexico City, music of the California missions under Spanish rule, and modern-day composers in the U.S. writing in the Spanish style. Guest guitarist, Paul Sweeny, will be featured in Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Romancero Gitano for chorus and guitar.

Montrose performance partially underwritten by a grant from
The Community Foundation for South Central New York -
The Ida Anne Lipshultz Madrigal Choir of Binghamton Fund

Artistic Director:

Dr. Bruce Borton

The 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.

Founded 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.



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