History

Our organization has a wonderful and rich history serving our community. On this page is the collection of posters that we used to advertise our past performances, as well as a list of the composers (and works) that we have performed over the years. Enjoy!

Maestro — In Memoriam

Alan Crabb

Alan Crabb, Artistic Director and co-founder of the Binghamton Downtown Singers, Inc., led the group from 1983 until his untimely death in September 2012.

A gifted singer himself, he was well known in both local and national music circles. As a conductor, he was known for his ability to inspire the musicians under his baton to the highest levels of musical excellence, a fact repeatedly confirmed by the favorable responses of audiences and critics alike.

He appeared with many of the major orchestras of North America, including those of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, St. Louis, Denver, Seattle, San Antonio, New Jersey, and Vancouver, Canada, as well as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A graduate of the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York, he was a vocal and choral teacher in this area for many years. He taught voice at Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, and Broome Community College, and was a guest lecturer with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.

He was a gifted musician, teacher, and conductor; an inspiration to all Downtown Singers who performed with him. We mourn the loss of his presence and influence.

View Our Posters

We have benefited from the skills of some talented graphic designers, who have created wonderful posters for our past performances. Here are examples of some past works.

Click on the following small posters and a larger version will pop up in a window:

2017 Spring Concert poster

2016 Spring Concert poster 2016 Messiah Concert Poster

2015 Spring Concert poster 2015 Messiah Concert Poster

2014 Spring Concert poster 2014 Messiah Concert Poster

Poster for 2013 Spring Concert Poster for 2013 Spring Concert 2013 Messiah Concert Poster

2012 Spring Concert poster 2012 Messiah Concert Poster

2011 Spring Concert poster 2011 Messiah Concert Poster

2010 Spring Concert poster 2010 Messiah Concert Poster

2009 Spring Concert poster 2009 Messiah Concert poster

2008 Spring Concert poster 2008 Messiah Concert poster

2007 Spring Concert poster 2007 Messiah Concert poster

2006 Elijah Concert poster 2006 Messiah Concert poster

2005 Duruflé Concert poster 2005 Messiah Concert poster

2004 Brahms Concert poster 2004 Messiah Concert poster

2002 Mozart Concert poster 2002 Messiah Concert poster

1996 Messiah Concert poster 1997 Messiah Concert poster

Works Performed

Here is a listing of the major works we have performed, organized by composer. Also listed are the years in which we performed them. Use the link on the composer's name to gain more infomation about them. Enjoy!

Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Cantata No. 80, Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott - 2003, 2011
  • Cantata No. 140, Sleepers Wake - 1995, 1999
  • Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring - 2010
  • Magnificat - 1995
  • Mass in b minor - 1988, 1997

Ludwig van Beethoven

Leonard Bernstein

  • Chichester Psalms - 2014

Alexander Borodin

  • Polovetzian Dances - 2007

Johannes Brahms

  • A German Requiem - 1990, 1996, 2004, 2012
  • Nanie - 1989, 1998, 2005, 2013

Anton Bruckner

  • Te Deum - 2014

René Clausen

  • Set Me as a Seal - 2004

John Darwall

  • Arise O God and Shine - 2012

Norman Dello Joio

  • To Saint Cecilia - 1986, 2001

Maurice Duruflé

  • Requiem - 1995, 1999, 2005

Antonín Dvořák

  • Requiem - 2015

Gabriel Urbain Fauré

  • Requiem 1994 - (Performed in France with Le Groupe Vocal du Captalat and L'Orchestre d'Harmonie de La Teste de Buch.)
  • Cantique - 2010

Giovanni Gabrieli

  • O Magnum Mysterium - 1989, 1999, 2011

George Frideric Handel

  • Coronation Anthem #1, (Zadock the Priest) - 1989, 2007
  • Coronation Anthem #2, (The King Shall Rejoice) – 2007
  • Messiah - 1983 to Present

Howard Hanson

  • Song of Democracy - 1989, 2005

Joseph Haydn

  • Te Deum - 2007

Gustav Holst

  • Hymn of Jesus - 2014

Karl Jenkins

  • Requiem - 2013
  • The Peacemakers - 2016

Felix Mendelssohn

  • Elijah - 1987, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2017

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Regina Coeli - 2008
  • Requiem in d minor - 1991, 2011

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

  • Boris Godunov / Coronation Scene - 1991, 2007

Carl Orff

Hubert H. Parry

  • I Was Glad – 2007
  • Jerusalem - 2007

Sergei Rachmaninoff

  • Ave Maria – 2004

Richard Wagner

  • Entrance of the Guests – 2010

Ralph Vaughan Williams

  • A Sea Symphony - 1993, 2008
  • Dona Nobis Pacem - 2010, 2016
  • Five Mystical Songs - 2005, 2014
  • Serenade to Music - 1989, 2012
  • Song of Thanksgiving - 2010

Giuseppe Verdi

  • Requiem - 1992, 2009

Antonio Vivaldi

  • Gloria - 1989