CHOIR OF BINGHAMTON
Sing with The Madrigal Choir!
AUGUST 2014: The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton is currently holding auditions for new members. The choir seeks experienced choral singers of all voice ranges with good music reading skills. In its thirty-sixth season, the Madrigal Choir plans three subscription concerts in October, November, and May. Regular rehearsals are held Sunday afternoons, September through May, at United Presbyterian Church, Binghamton.
To schedule an audition appointment please email Director Bruce Borton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-773-0388. Auditionees should bring a short solo of any type which is familiar to them. Audition will include a vocal range check and some simple sight reading.
Founded in 1978 by Anne Boyer Cotten, the 40 voice ensemble is currently directed by Bruce Borton. In addition to its regular repertoire drawn from the a cappella choral tradition, the group has performed with the Binghamton Philharmonic and the Binghamton Community Orchestra. It frequently performs with well-known national and regional guest artists. Its annual Lessons and Carols programs have become a highly-praised Triple Cities holiday tradition.
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
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
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
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