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Gregg Smith (b. August 21, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois- D. July 12, 2016)
Gregg Smith, a choral conductor and composer whose ensemble, the Gregg Smith Singers, established new standards for professional choral singing and championed the work of contemporary American composers in performance and on recordings, died on Tuesday, 7 JUL 2016, in Bronxville, N.Y. He was 84.
The cause was a heart attack, his wife, the soprano Rosalind Rees, said.
Mr. Smith founded the Gregg Smith Singers in 1955.
Gregg Smith, was one of the most prominent choral conductors in the United States.