Remembering Gregg Smith
Gregg Smith, conductor, composer, and founder of the Gregg Smith Singers, died on Tuesday July 12, 2016.
Just released by Bridge records, "New Music with Guitar, Vol. 10" features "Steps" - a work by Gregg Smith.
Steps is the oldest piece on this album, but it seems as fresh today as when it was composed more than 40 years ago. The piece is a setting of the poem Steps published in Frank O'Hara's book "Lunch Poems" (1964). In the early 70s Roz & Dave took it on an eighteen-city tour of Europe and its jazzy, New York attitude made it an immediate success with audiences.
GSS Complete Discography
We are proud to present a comprehensive discography detailing the vast recording history of The Gregg Smith Singers as a group and individual members of GSS thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the meticulous work of Michael Sherwin.
The Stravinsky Years:
This website project was funded in part with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
GSS is expanding this website to include a Chronology which will list our major musical events year by year with selections from important recordings over 54 years as well as pictures and archival programs. This continuing project starts with our new year-by-year timeline. Visit the GSS Chronology page to see it and check back for updates as we add pictures, audio, and video.
"Gregg Smith is one of the great choral conductors of our time"
The Singers are one of the most recorded classical choirs in the world with over 130 albums, cassettes, and CDs produced during their existence. Although the Singers have offered hundreds of workshops for conductors, singers and teachers in the past, the main focus in recent years has been toward composers - mainly in the form of readings. In the past decade they have read nearly 300 new works and performed and recorded 60 of them. read more...