The annual performance of Handel's "Messiah" by the Downtown Singers returns to the Forum

The Downtown Singers have been presenting Handel’s Messiah since 1983. This year they are collaborating with the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra for their annual performance under the baton of Marisa Crabb, now in her third year of conducting the group.  They welcome soloists Brenda Dawe, Kasey Stewart, Carlos Santelli, and Timothy LeFebvre for a performance on Saturday, December 19th at 7:30 in the Forum on Washington Street in downtown Binghamton. http://wskg.org/audio/marisamessiah.mp3

 

Photograph courtesy Pierre Malherbet

"Glitter and Gold" pairs period music with the Phelps Mansion architecture

Theatre Street Productions presents Glitter and Gold: Operatic Jewels of the Gilded Age, music from the era when the Phelps family built their home on Court Street in Binghamton. Soprano Andrea Gregori, mezzo-soprano Kasey Stewart, tenor Steven Nanni, and pianist Margaret Reitz perform selections from opera and Gilbert and Sullivan in the ballroom of the Phelps Mansion.  This past summer they performed at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Harrogate, Great Britain.   The Mansion is decorated for the holidays, and the singers are in period costumes. The concert is on Sunday, December 20th at 3pm. http://wskg.org/audio/glitterphelps.mp3

Photo courtesy of Angel Zdimal

Downtown Singers present their Spring Concert

Music Director Marisa Crabb speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the Downtown Singers’ Spring Concert. The program includes music by Bruckner, Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, and Holst. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1033953.mp3

 

Photograph Courtesy Doug_Kerr via Flickr