Saturday, December 26, 2015

Local Saturday - Historic Caroling

A holiday tradition in downtown Binghamton, New York now in its 21st year - caroling in the lobby of the historic Security Mutual building in Binghamton, New York.
Taken December 23, 2015
The Security Mutual building, one of the treasures of our part of upstate New York, was built in 1904.  Normally, it isn't open to the public unless you have business there, except for this one time a year.  Right before Christmas, at noon, employees and area musicians sing Christmas music to the public.

Carolers line up on the twin staircases in the beautiful marble lobby.
The beautiful decorations and the matching marble staircase on the right.

I took two clips of the caroling - it is hard to hear the music in the crowded lobby.  This first carol, I am told, is several centuries old but has recently become popular again.
This longer clip is a flute solo of "What Child is This".

A professional video  features part of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".

This beautiful building is a historic treasure in our downtown.

Do you have a public singing event like this where you live?

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