Bruce Borton, Artistic Director
Jean Herman Henssler, Accompanist

2018 - 19 season
Singing From the Heart

Love, Longing and Lechery: Renaissance Madrigals for Valentine's
Sunday, February 17, 2019; 3:00pm
Christ Episcopal Church
10 Henry Street, Binghamton

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The Madrigal Choir in Renaissance costume will explore of the ups and downs of love and marriage as described by the best of our favorite 16-17th century composers.

See George Lohman's article about this concert

Gospel Brunch

to benefit "A Moses Hogan Celebration"

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Spotlight, 73 Court Street, Binghamton

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Special music by Brothers Over All (B.O.A.) at 12:30pm

$25.00 for buffet featuring Soul Food from the FAMOUS Muffer's Kitchen:
Shrimp n' Grits
Sausage Biscuit & Gravy
Fried Chicken
Collard Greens

This event is a fundraiser for the upcoming concert: "A Moses Hogan Celebration" featuring members of The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, BHS Choir, Tabernacle UMC, Mt.Sinai COGIC & Trinity Memorial Choirs. The FREE concert will be May 18, 2019 at 7:00pm at Trinity Memorial Church.

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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