The Gregg Smith Singers
Gregg Smith, director

 

The Gregg Smith Singers were organized in 1955 when Gregg Smith, a graduate teaching assistant in the music department of the Los Angeles campus of the University of California, gathered together a group of young singers and musicians interested in performing new or little-known works. In 1958, the group scored its first major success with Los Angeles' Monday Evening Concerts series in a program of Bach and Schoenberg. Since then, the Gregg Smith Singers have toured extensively in Europe and America and have performed in most of the major international music festivals. Each member of the chorus is a music graduate from a university or college in southern California and is also a professional musician, many singers doubling as instrumentalists. They have been applauded for their "perfect intonation and admirable sensitivity of details of musical style and texture" (London Times) as well as for their "incredible musicianship, discipline and devotion" (Los Angeles Times).