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A FIFTY YEAR CHRONOLOGY

A FIFTY YEAR CHRONOLOGY

The Gregg Smith Singers

1955-1959

  1. Started in Los Angeles recording a background for a Stephen Foster TV Bio.

  2. Produced their first concert, giving the American premiere of Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity with first review (favorable) from Los Angeles Times’ Walter Arlen.

  3. First appearance on the prestigious Monday Evening Concert Series, premiered Lidholm’s Laudi. Also premiered works by Miklos Rosza, Michael Hennagin and Ralph Swickard for the National Alliance of American Composers.

  4. Premiered Arnold Schoenberg’s Opus 27 for Monday Evening Concerts. In the summer, made their first tour of Europe appearing in the International Eisteddfod in Wales, Salzburg’s Mozarteum and on TV at the Brussels World’s Fair.

  5. First commercial recording, “Music in Multidimensional Sound” came out on the Verve label. GSS also sang Bach Cantata #4 with Robert Craft in their fifth Monday Evening Concerts appearance.