Gippeswyk    Singers



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!