40th Season LogoTHE MADRIGAL

Bruce Borton, Artistic Director
Jean Herman Henssler, Accompanist

angel blowing trumpet
Handel's Messiah: Part 1
(plus "Hallelujah" chorus)
Saturday, February 10, 3:00pm
United Presbyterian Church
42 Chenango Street, Binghamton

Featuring a community orchestra assembled by Lee Shepherd
Soloists from the Madrigal Choir

Chorus: YOU

No rehearsals, free admission, guaranteed fun! Bring a Messiah score if you have one. Some will be available to borrow at the door. A free-will offering will be received to benefit the American Civic Association.
Part 1 of Messiah includes these favorite choruses:
And the Glory of the Lord
For Unto Us a Child is Born
Glory to God in the Highest
And how could we not add the Hallelujah chorus from Part 2?!
Listeners are welcome! We won't make you sing if you don't want to (but you really may want to!). Please come, and bring a friend!

Save the Date!
40th Anniversary Celebration Weekend
April 28 & 29, 2018

Mark your calendars now for our 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on Saturday evening, April 28, and the Anniversary Concert on Sunday afternoon, April 29. Madrigal Choir alumni will be invited to sing a few favorites with the Choir. A reception will follow.

Founding Director Anne Boyer Cotten plans to return to Binghamton for the festivities. More details will follow in early March.

Questions? Contact Denise Helms.

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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