A fine and fitting farewell for Madrigal Choir's founder

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.

By | 2010-12-01T10:07:26+00:00 December 1st, 2010|Arts Talk, Broome Arts Mirror|

French-Canadian organ accompanies British choral music

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.

By | 2010-05-30T18:52:33+00:00 May 30th, 2010|Broome Arts Mirror, Review|

Madrigal Choir "Lessons and Carols" is more than a concert

The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton just offered its 32d season of “Lessons and Carols for Christmas.” This is both a concert and a worship service, the sacred and secular readings and classical and contemporary anthems and familiar Christmas carols recounting the story of the coming of Messiah. Sitting in the choir looking out over the audience, one can see family, friends and neighbors. Some have come for the enjoyment of the music, others as an act of seasonal devotion, from within this parish or some other across town. For still others, this is the closest they will ever come to being churchgoers. For all these groups, and particularly the last described, Artistic Director Anne Boyer Cotten says it’s not just about how well we sing the music but about how well we tell the story.

By | 2009-12-04T10:45:39+00:00 December 4th, 2009|Arts Talk, Broome Arts Mirror|