Monday, December 25, 2017

Caroling - #MusicMovesMe

Today, on #Music Moves Me, the theme is Christmas music, or anything Christmas.  It isn't too often that Music Moves Me coincides with Christmas Day.

In celebration, I'd like to show you some local holiday caroling held the last work day before Christmas at a local insurance company here in Binghamton, New York. This has become a tradition in our city, as employees line two staircases in the beautiful marble lobby of this ten story building (the third tallest in Binghamton), built in 1904.

For professional coverage, here is something from our Binghamton, New York newspaper.
The day was overcast and the lighting yellowish but the Security Mutual building was ready to hear some fine singing.

Sorry for the lighting, and the iPhone zoom isn't that great, so I apologize for the blur.

This shot shows the majesty of the lobby.  The three murals (there are also three murals on the right side of the lobby) are later additions to this historic building.

Here is a closeup.  Just imagine passing these murals every day on the way to work.

And now for a selection from the 30 minutes of caroling.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

What Child Is This, with a beautiful flute solo (be patient, the song didn't start on cue).

 Silent Night, again with a beautiful flute solo.

Thank you, employees of Security Mutual!

If you love music, why don't you take a few minutes out and join Xmas Dolly and the other Elves under the mistletoe this Christmas day?

The Head Elf is XmasDolly.  Her co-elves are:  Callie of JAmerican Spice, and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥   The Rockin' elf Cathy from Curious as a Cathy !

Join us every Monday for Music Moves Me, and visit some of the other 4Mers this week!


  1. Silent night had been a fav since school, happy to see it was played there :)
    Merry Christmas

  2. Silent night was the only Christmas Carol I ever learned about.

  3. Oh, the grandeur of the interior! Remember when people sang together at all sorts of meetings and public events? Thanks for sharing this fun tradition.

  4. Alana,

    What beautiful decorations! What Child Is This and Silent Night are two of my favorite classic Christmas carols of all time. How festive and fun this looks. Thanks for sharing with the 4M gang. I hope you're having a quiet relaxing Christmas. Sending to you much love and hugs for a warm, tender evening with prayers for a wonderful new year to you and yours. XOXO ~Cathy

  5. Merry Christmas Alana! Music does move me! I had my share of Christmas caroling this year, I mean the listening part of course as carolers from the local church came around spreading Christmas cheer. The videos you shared are lovely!


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