Bruce Borton, Artistic Director
Jean Herman Henssler, Accompanist


Saturday, February 1, 3:00pm
Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church
44 Main Street, Binghamton
(across from Binghamton High School)

A community favorite event returns this year! Come sing the “Easter” portion of Handel’s Messiah, including these choruses:
  • Surely, He hath borne our griefs
  • All we like sheep
  • He trusted in God
  • Lift up your heads
  • Hallelujah chorus solos and small ensemble numbers.

Members of Madrigal Choir will be dispersed through the audience, singing the choruses along with the audience... plus soloists
and orchestra.

And... listeners are welcome, too!

It's a fun, informal, and totally unrehearsed “sing through” of
this choral-orchestral masterwork. Bring your own score or borrow one from us at the door. No rehearsals, no admission charge, just come and enjoy!

Donations of non-
perishable food items for Broome county's food pantry CHOW will be welcome.

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.

                          member of Chorus America

special thanks to WSKG
                            Public Media


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