Binghamton Music Loses a Legend

By Matt Porter

September 17, 2012 Updated Sep 17, 2012 at 10:06 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Alan Crabb, the artistic director and co-founder of the Binghamton Downtown Singers, died Saturday at age 70 after complications from heart surgery.

Along with directing the 30-year-old singing group, he taught music at Johnson City High School.

Mike Randolph, president of the Downtown Singers, said of Crabb's memory.

"Alan was a friend and a mentor, and a prodigious talent. He had the ability to extract from all of us, musically that which we had no idea was inside of us."

Crabb is survived by his wife, Marisa Reynolds-Crabb, and three sons Alexander, Colin, and Morgan.

Funeral arrangements are still being arranged.