About The Armstrong Gibbs Society
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 and the London Piano Trio. Increasingly CDs of his music are becoming available. It is hoped that the biography being written by Angela Aries will be published next year.
We have recently set up an Armstrong Gibbs Society and we would like to know whether you are interested in this project. The main objectives are to disseminate information about Gibbs and his music, and to encourage and advertise performances of his works.
In the first instance we hope to achieve this through the web site and with an occasional newsletter. In the longer term a trust might be established to hold some of the archives and to keep track of those held by other organisations.
We hope that you will want to support our endeavours and join the society.
We would also appreciate your comments so feel free to drop us an e-mail.