Jan 13 to May 26
Times: 7 - 9:30 PM
(We will start on time in order to leave on time.)
Location: Tabernacle United Methodist Church
83 Main Street
New Members Welcome! Each year, we welcome you to join us early in the Fall (September) for the beginning of rehearsals for Handel's Messiah, and at the start of the year (January) for the beginning of Spring Concert rehearsals.
It might assist you to stay informed by using the "opt-in" notification for volunteers. If you are interested, visit the Email Notification page.
The philosophy of our group is to present musical productions of the highest level at a reasonable price to our audiences. In order to achieve this we rely on our volunteer membership to assist us in a few simple ways.
Do I need to audition?
No. All who come are welcome to sing with us.
NOTE: The Singers do ask that all, who are able to afford, donate $25 towards the cost of each performance. This is a request not an obligation. We do this to help us achieve one of our charter objectives of providing live choral presentations at a reasonable cost to our audiences. As we are a 501 (c)(3) certified non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible.
The Binghamton Downtown Singers fully embraces a spirit of inclusion and diversity - all who wish to sing are welcomed! To implement and communicate this, the Board of Directors has developed a set of Policies and Procedures intended to act as guidelines for all of our Singers. You are encouraged to download and review these, and to bring to the attention of the Board any instance of observed behavior that is in opposition to this guidance. Thank you.
Please come to the rehearsals!
The Binghamton Downtown Singers, Inc. (DTS) extend to every community member the opportunity to participate in their performances without the need to audition; all who desire to sing are welcome. Because of this, the make-up of each year’s chorus is constantly changing, with a wide range of experience, musical talent and capabilities. We require only one thing of those who would sing with us; that you put forth your best effort. This includes attending rehearsals.
Regular rehearsals are Sundays at Tabernacle United Methodist Church - a rehearsal schedule specific to each performance will be provided to all choristers by email and hard copy at Tabernacle. If one of these needs to be cancelled, a makeup rehearsal will be scheduled during a weekday evening. The Rehearsal Conductor needs to know if you are planning on missing more than a couple of these rehearsals. It should be everyone's goal to attend the rehearsals so as to avoid taking time to repeat what has already been gone over; communication and maximum rehearsal attendance will make or break our performance.
Rehearsals will BEGIN PROMPTLY at 7:00 PM and will run until 9:15 PM, with a break around 8:20 PM; you should plan to attend the entire rehearsal. Because a rehearsal cancellation can occur for a variety of reasons, all Singers should adopt the practice of checking your e-mail and the Twitter feed on this page before leaving for a rehearsal. Additional supplemental rehearsals can be scheduled by the Rehearsal Conductor, as may be deemed necessary.
Board of Directors
Binghamton Downtown Singers, Inc.
We rely heavily on our chorus membership to "get the word out" about our performances and to assist the performances financially and where possible. For each performance we ask our members to distribute posters, solicit advertising for our performance programme and/or donations from local businesses, and promote attendance through one-on-one ticket placement. We also ask all members who have the financial means to do so, to contribute $25.00 to help defray the cost of each seasonal production.
We emphasize that none of these requests are a prerequisite to participating in our performances.
You may have a question that was not answered on these pages. If so, please contact Mike Randolph, the President of the organization, to get your answer. You can use this address: