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!
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.
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:
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!