David Griggs-Janower


There’s a mournful tune playing this week in the Capital Region’s musical community. David Griggs-Janower, who died Sunday from complications of a stroke, was the face of choral music in the region for decades.

Two weekends ago, hundreds of people from across the Capital Region came together for two performances of the Albany Pro Musica’s late winter concert, “If Music be the Food of Love.” They came together to hear the exceptional music of our region’s premiere choral ensemble, the Albany Pro Musica (APM), and they came to honor David Griggs-Janower who, as many of you know, is in the hospital, after suffering a major stroke following surgery on March 8th.