MADRIGAL CHOIR OF BINGHAMTON
Jean Herman Henssler, Accompanist
MESSIAH, PART 2
Saturday, February 1, 3:00pm
Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church
44 Main Street, Binghamton
(across from Binghamton
A community favorite event
returns this year! Come sing the “Easter”
portion of Handel’s
Messiah, including these choruses:
solos and small ensemble numbers.
He hath borne our griefs
we like sheep
trusted in God
up your heads
Members of Madrigal Choir will be
dispersed through the audience, singing
the choruses along with the audience...
plus soloists and
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.
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.