Anne Boyer Cotten invited a handful of people into
her dining room to sing a cappella tunes in 1978, she never dreamed it
would become the dynamic, well-respected ensemble it is today.
"It was totally grass roots,"
says the founder and director of The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton.
"After about two years, we started seeing this was serious stuff--we
were good performers."
performs sacred and secular a cappella works in
concerts throughout upstate New York. MCOB was one of four performance
ensembles invited to appear for the Showcase for the Statewide Arts
Conference of the Alliance of New York State Arts Organizations held in
Ithaca in October 2000. In June of 2001 they were the featured choral
ensemble at the Region II convention of the American Guild of Organists
where they premiered a new work by Alice Parker.
These days, with a tightly woven, intimate ensemble of 40-or-so members
singing in any given concert, MCOB is better than good. Now under the
leadership of Dr. Bruce Borton,
the not-for-profit choir
Anne has retired and moved near family in Arizona. The Board of
Directors in June 2011 announced our new Artistic Director would be Dr.
Interested in becoming one of
the group? Singers are chosen by audition for their ability to blend
into exquisite ensemble sound. Any experienced choral singer with sight
reading ability may audition for the MCoB by emailing director Bruce
the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, as approved November, 2015
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