THE MADRIGAL
CHOIR OF BINGHAMTON
Bruce Borton, Artistic Director
Jean Herman Henssler, Accompanist


The Madrigal Choir and the Phelps Mansion Museum present

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Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2-4 p.m., $35
Phelps Mansion Museum
191 Court Street, Binghamton

Sunday nights just aren’t the same anymore for fans of the hit period drama. Join us on Sunday, May 15, from 2-4 p.m., at the Phelps Mansion Museum for “A Farewell to Downtown Abbey.” We’ll bid a nostalgic good-bye to our favorite British addiction at a gala afternoon of all things post-Edwardian including live period music by members of The Madrigal Choir, a trivia competition, prizes for best costumes and a plethora of delightful surprises! Very proper treats and libations will be provided by Tranquil Bar & Bistro.

Proceeds benefit the Madrigal Choir and the Phelps Mansion Museum.

Purchase tickets at www.phelpsmansion.org, or by calling 607.722.4873.


The Madrigal Choir announces its fifth annual bus trip to
Tanglewood


Saturday, July 16, 2016

8 p.m. concert (bus leaves at 2 p.m.)

Join us as we travel to Tanglewood for an evening of Strauss and Tchaikovsky, featuring the Boston Symphony Orchestra and featured soloist soprano Renée Fleming.


Click here for details.

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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