About The Armstrong Gibbs Society
In recent years interest in Armstrong Gibbs and his music has seen a welcome resurgence. None could be more pleased than those who live in here in Danbury, where Gibbs spent much of his life and where he is buried. Many people still have personal memories of him and the contribution he made to society both locally and nationally.

The Lingwood Consort, a chamber choir based in Danbury, has performed many of his choral works including his cantata ‘The Turning Year’. In the Parish Church a slate plaque was installed on the North wall of the Chancel and unveiled during Choral Evensong in April 2000. At this service Gibbs’ Evening Canticles were sung.

The same weekend, as part of the millennium celebrations and to mark the fortieth anniversary of the composer’s death, the Choral Symphony ‘Odysseus’ was performed in Chelmsford Cathedral. Choirs taking part were the Chelmsford Singers, the Lingwood Consort and the Camerata Singers, from Great Baddow, where Gibbs was born.

The choral music of Gibbs and his contemporaries has also been promoted elsewhere, for example, by the Broadheath Singers in Eton. On a wider scale, performances of Gibbs’ music for strings have been led by the Guildhall Strings, the London Piano Trio and Robert Atchison. Increasingly CDs of his music are becoming available. The Gibbs Music Festival was started in 2008 under the directorship of Christopher Kingsley and Robert Atchison. A biography written by Angela Aries which was published in 2015. Order a copy here!

The main objectives of the Society are to disseminate information about Gibbs and his music, and to encourage and advertise performances of his works.

We now have this extensive web site and send out occasional newsletters. The Society with Lyndon and Ann Rust (The Composer's Daughter) have been able to find a home for most of the masters manuscripts with Britten Pears Library and many scores are now also safely housed in Essex County Council Records Office.

We hope that you will want to support our endeavours and join the society.

We would also appreciate your comment, so feel free to drop us an e-mail.

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The Armstrong Gibbs Society

(Registered as a Charity No 1101394)

Chairman: Jane Hill

Vice Chairman: Clare Monro

Treasurer: Pip Howard

Secretary: David Rust
Down St Mary
New House

EX17 6EF


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