Tag Archives: Anne Boyer Cotten

Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri At Binghamton's Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon (April 21), the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton  celebrated earth, air, fire and water, keeping with the spirit, if not the letter, of yin and yang, the Chinese concept for which the concert was named. The program was divided into parts that celebrated first “The Elements,” then “Waking and Sleeping,” “Spring and Summer” and one more that I’ll save until the end of this review. I never managed to catch the choir when led by its celebrated founder, Anne Boyer...
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By Ralph Hall Galleries of art are very special places! Art is arranged to educate, to please, to entertain, to sell, and to expand our thinking, our appreciation, and our worlds. With each visit to a gallery, we find a new catalyst. Imagine what it must be like to have a gallery in the building where you live. Each time you choose to look at the art as you walk through the lobby, you may be altered in wonderful new ways. The residents of 5 Riverside...
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EDITOR’S NOTE: After a months-long search for the perfect replacement for retiring founder and longtime director Anne Boyer Cotton, The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton -- and its audience – last spring chose Bruce Borton, who is also the director of choral activities at Binghamton University. As the choir readies for the debut of the Borton era this weekend, we offer this quick “take five” interview, which author and choir member Therese Walsh had with Borton, focusing on the choir’s immediate and long-term future. Read more
[caption id="attachment_1914" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Bruce Borton"][/caption] The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, the select chamber choral ensemble  founded by Anne Boyer Cotten in 1978, has announced the selection of  Dr. Bruce Borton as the next artistic director. Chosen after a 20-month search process, 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 10 years prior to that, he was conducting assistant to the legendary...
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An overflow crowd filled the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity on Sunday (Nov. 28) to hear the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton’s Lessons and Carols for Christmas, Anne Boyer Cotten’s farewell concert. It was a fine and fitting send-off from a choir and a community grateful for the her gift of high-quality a cappella music for 33 years.

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Alice Parker, legendary composer and arranger of folksongs and hymns, presented a Community Sing in Binghamton as part of a weekend with The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, at whose concert she conducted several of her arrangements.

Her Community Sing inspired listeners to sing folksong and hymns in the spirit of the story the text tells. Melody, harmony, rhythm and tempo should all reflect the mood of the song, she said. When we sing songs of other cultures as closely as possible to their original style and spirit, we make the best bridge to those cultures.

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