40th Season LogoTHE MADRIGAL

Bruce Borton, Artistic Director
Jean Herman Henssler, Accompanist


Celebrate Singing:
Madrigal Choir favorite songs of
the past 40 years

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
United Presbyterian Church
42 Chenango Street, Binghamton

The choir will look back over 40 years of performances in the Southern Tier and bring to the stage some of the very favorite tunes from its vast repertoire of part songs, madrigals, folk songs, and sacred music. With help from past members as well as the current choir, Artistic Director Bruce Borton has gathered a bouquet of musical delights from 1978 forward. The current choir will be inviting as many past members as possible to join them in singing a few “old favorites.” It should be a day full of fun, of great memories, and of familiar tunes. 

Founding Director Anne Boyer Cotten plans to return to Binghamton for the festivities. Come and join the fun and memories!

Anniversary Dinner and Program
Saturday, April 28, 5:30 pm
Holiday Inn Arena

The Madrigal Choir invites all current singers, alumni, and supporters to an evening of good food, friendship, and memories as we mark the choir’s 40th Anniversary. Our dinner will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the Holiday Inn Arena in downtown Binghamton. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by dinner and program at 6:30.

For more information, contact Denise Helms. Deadline for tickets is April 6.

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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