CHOIR OF BINGHAMTON
Bruce Borton, Artistic
Jean Herman Henssler, Accompanist
Iberia in the Americas:
Spanish Choral Music in Mexico and the U.S.
Sunday, April 23, 2017; 3:00 p.m.
United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton
Guest Artist: Paul Sweeny, guitar
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.
Join The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton in singing our second annual
February 11, 2017 at 3 pm
Trinity Memorial Church
44 Main Street, Binghamton
This is an opportunity for
community members to join The Madrigal Choir, soloists, and instrumentalists in
singing a classical piece. This year we will be singing Joseph Haydn’s “Lord
Nelson Mass.” If you have a copy of the music, please bring it with you. If
not, there will be copies to borrow at the event. An informal reception will
Print this poster and share it with anyone who would be interested!
welcome, too! Hope to "hear"
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.