Award-winning composer,
artist and collaborator

Award-winning composer,
artist and collaborator

"Greer's scoring is light and unobtrusive, allowing the music to speak and come alive."

Musical Toronto

"John Greer is building a musical career of considerable consequence."

Whole Note Magazine, 2001

"Composer, arranger, music director/conductor/teacher and collaborative pianist, John Greer epitomizes the complete working musician."

Whole Note Magazine, 2001

Compositions.

Original works by John Greer

Welcome to the official website of Canadian composer John Greer. See below to learn more about the Greer's life, his recordings, and his complete catalogue of original compositions.

Calendar.

Upcoming events featuring the work of John Greer

Gypsy Songs by Antonin Dvořák arr. by John Greer for violin (or viola) obbligato, voice & piano

Performed as part of the programme Through Romany Songland presented by Stratford Summer Music and subsequently the Studio S Series, Thousand Islands Playhouse Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano, Mark Fewer, violin & Robert Kortgaard, pianist.

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Vier letzte Lieder (Richard Strauss) arr. for voice, string quartet and piano by John Greer

Performed as the finale of the programme Beyond Borders, the opening concert of Toronto Summer Music 2019 in Koerner Hall, Toronto with Adrianne Pieczonka soprano, Stephen Philcox, piano and the New Orford String Quartet.

TO

Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams arr. by John Greer for voice, string quartet and piano

Featured in the programme An English Pastorale given at the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole, MA Philip Lima, baritone, Lucy Banner, pianist and members of the Woods Hole Cantata Chamber Orchestra.

MA

Nonsense Songs [Text - Edward Lear]: I. The Table and the Chair, II. The Post-man, III. Calico Pie (Theme and Variations)

New commission for soprano Jane Leibel, clarinet in Bb and piano completed, with the generous assistance of a Research and Creative Grant from Memorial University, St. John’s NF. Programmed premier TBA.

NF

A Prairie Boy’s Life (A Manitoban Entertainment)

The American Premier performance programmed in the Cantata Singers Chamber Series, Artistic Director Allison Voth with the composer as one of the pianists.

MA

Flora and Fauna: Nature’s Timeless Inspiration

April 17, 8:00 - Follen Church, Lexington, MA. April 19, 4:00 - Edward E. Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music Cambridge.

MA

Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams arr. by John Greer for voice, string quartet and piano

The programme Songs of Travel presented by members of the COC Ensemble and COC Orchestra in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre as part of the noon-hour Free Concert Series.

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