Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gregg Smith (1931-2016)

Gregg Smith, whose Gregg Smith Singers, organized in 1955, were among the first fully professional choruses in the US, has died at 84.

Smith was a leading advocate of modern and contemporary choral music, long associated with Igor Stravinsky, as well as American vocal music from Colonial times to the present. Smith added to that literature copiously, composing hundreds of pieces.

An obituary by William Grimes for The New York Times: