Tag Archives: Peter Browne

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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Reviewed by Sarah Kuras This past Thursday (March 15), I had the pleasure of attending the joint Harpur Chorale/Women's Chorus concert at Binghamton University's Anderson Center. The two groups performed vocal works by Canadian composers, folk songs and songs of First Nation People. This beautifully curated selection of pieces highlighted the cultural backgrounds of the many regions and peoples of Canada, a country that has been a longtime passion of conductor Peter Browne. (more…)...
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By Sarah Kuras This upcoming weekend, there will be two exciting concerts by Binghamton University students. At 3 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22), the University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Timothy Perry; the Harpur Chorale, conducted by Peter Browne, and the Women's Chorus will perform in the Anderson Center's Osterhout Concert Theater. (more…)...
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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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Organist and Church Musician Peter Browne and the Mixed Choir of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, Binghamton, presented a concert May 23 of British choral music from “Byrd to Britten and Beyond.” This concert was the second in a series featuring the 50-year old Casavant organ. This program demonstrated the recently refurbished instrument for choral accompaniment.

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