In 1972, Geoff Lavery who was teaching at Ipswich School, founded a small chamber
choir and called them the Gippeswyk Singers. He conducted them until he left Suffolk
in 1986, to take up appointments in Lancashire and Bedfordshire.
Barry Salmon next took up the baton and conducted the choir until 2010, arranging
a great deal of music especially for them - a tenure of nearly 25 years!
Alan Loader conducted the choir in 2010 for just over a year.
Coming full circle, Geoff Lavery returned to Suffolk in January 2012 upon his retirement
as Deputy Head in Bedford, and once again occupies the position of Musical Director
of the choir he founded 40 years previously!