CHOIR OF BINGHAMTON
Barnes & Noble Caroling
Friday, December 6, 4pm to 9pm
Barnes & Noble
2443 Vestal Parkway East
Get your holiday shopping done AND support the Madrigal Choir at the same time!
For nearly every purchase made during these hours, including cheesecake, café items, and Nooks in addition to books, the choir will receive a percentage of the purchase price when you hand the cashier a slip with the Madrigal Choir fundraiser code on it.
These special slips will be available at the store during these hours, or you can download it here.
If you prefer to do your shopping online, you may also order from the Barnes and Noble website from Dec. 6 through Dec. 11 and enter the code 11244605 to have that same percentage go to the choir.
Even if you already have all your shopping finished, you can still come by the store on Dec. 6 and hear us sing lovely traditional Christmas carols – what a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit!
From West to East
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