CHOIR OF BINGHAMTON
Join us at our next concert:
OF EASTERN EUROPE
Saturday, April 5,
2014, 7:30 p.m.
Church of the Holy Trinity
346 Prospect Street, Binghamton
Special Guest Artists:
Svitanya Eastern European Womens
Vocal and choral music has been central to the
traditions of Eastern Europeans for centuries,
and that tradition continues to the present day.
Some of the choral treasures in this performance
include masterworks of the Russian liturgical
tradition, folk music of the former Soviet
Republics and the Balkans. Our very special
guests will be the Philadelphia-based womens
vocal ensemble, Svitanya. Binghamton audiences
will remember the groups magical July Fest
and First Night performances of years past.
Whether accompanied by traditional instruments or
singing flawless a cappella, Svitanyas
performances are extraordinary and breathtaking.
This will be an evening to remember.
We need your help to bring Svitanya to Binghamton.
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We're going back to Tanglewood in July!
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