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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri Is there a more beautiful sound than the harmonies of a professional choir singing sacred songs for Christmas? What if they are accompanied by Paul Sweeny on guitar, Barbara Kauffman on recorders, Peter Browne on the organ, and directed by Bruce Borton? Having just heard the first of two performances of “Lessons & Carols for Christmas, East to West,” as sung by the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, I think the answer has to be “no.” If you’ve never been to a Lessons and Carols service...
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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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