Be sure to view the old performance posters and list of composers we have performed:
The Downtown Singers' mission is to provide, in a community setting, New York southern-tier and Pennsylvania northern-tier residents the opportunity to learn and perform master choral works, without regard to musical ability, welcoming and encouraging all who desire to sing; no audition is required. In addition, we seek to reach audiences not typically exposed to such music, by making high quality live performances available at little or no cost to the community—no one lacking funds for a ticket is turned away.
All of our staff and board members are volunteers, but there are still ways that you can reliably communicate with us.
Please use the information below to ask questions, offer advice, or express your support!
Binghamton Downtown Singers, Inc.
P.O. Box 1143
Binghamton, NY 13902-1143
Contact us at: 607-648-5032 or
The organization receives funding from donations, performance sponsors, and grants from agencies/organizations who support the arts. We have been very fortunate to have gained so many solid supporters in the past. Even so, we continue to strive for better quality performances in larger venues at an even lower cost to the public. We welcome your assistance in funding our goals.
We are always looking for artistic grants and performance sponsors. If you know of any, please contact one of our board members with the information. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation yourself, the visit our donation page for details.
As a non-profit organization we are reliant on volunteers to staff and run our rehearsals and events. Luckily, we have benefited from a large number of individuals over the years, that have kept the group running smoothly.
Marisa Crabb, wife of our late Artistic Director and co-founder Alan Crabb, is a gifted musician and conductor in her own right. Her undergraduate and graduate studies at Ithaca College in music and music education also included conducting instruction from Drs. Stephen Peterson and Maud Hickey.
Mrs. Crabb teaches instrumental music and is a frequent supplemental violist with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra and is past Principal Violist with the Downtown Singers. She has also played with the UNC Pembroke Symphony, Amherst Symphony, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Belleayre Summer Festival Orchestra, Binghamton Philharmonic, and the BC Pops. Mrs. Crabb is also on the Board of Directors for the Binghamton Youth Symphony.
In addition to her musical skill on the viola, she is also an accomplished soprano vocalist with singing experience with several groups, including the Downtown Singers. Her debut as conductor for the 2013 Spring Concert of the Downtown Singers was enthusiastically hailed by all who attended for her remarkable skill and ability.