Bruce Borton, Artistic Director
Jean Herman Henssler, Accompanist

*2015-16 season announced*

From Stage and Screen
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:00pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 37 W Main Street, Norwich

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 3:00pm
United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street, Binghamton

Featured Artist:
Jean Herman Henssler, pianist

Our first concert, “From Stage and Screen,” will be a banquet of the best from opera, operetta, Broadway, and film music. On the menu are Verdi, Strauss, Gilbert and Sullivan, followed by Sondheim, Gershwin, and a medley from one of Broadway’s all time great shows, Fiddler on the Roof. For dessert, we serve classics of the silver screen including a group of Academy Award-winning songs from the 1930s and 40s, followed by a fun-filed journey through the early hits of Walt Disney. It will be a tasty meal for the whole family.

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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