Like many Episcopalians, Gregory Peebles (he/him; they/them) started life as a Baptist. However, unlike many others, Gregory spent the first two decades of life singing gospel and bluegrass music on the Alabama revival circuit.
Once in undergraduate school, Gregory devoted as much time to the musical theatre as he did to the concert hall, providing musical direction to department productions, and even writing an original confessional rock-musical. After graduation, Gregory moved to Chicago and began singing with prestigious groups like the choruses of the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera. In 2008, Gregory completed and received a Master's degree from Roosevelt University.
Gregory sang hundreds of concerts on three continents from 2008 - 2014 with Chanticleer, the San Francisco-based, GRAMMY-award winning ensemble, for which he was also the assistant music director from 2012 - 2014.
After logging almost 500,000 miles of travel in 6 years, Gregory stopped living life on the road and came “home” to Chicago. Following so much travel, Gregory is pleased to be a “home body,” spending his time learning how to cook (finally!), and spoiling his kitty, Meowgustine. In addition to his work at COS, Gregory also supports the parish church of St Matthew's, in Evanston.