John Gibbons - choral director
John has been choral director at Clifton for 16 years and before that served as organist from 1985-91. He is a conductor, composer, arranger, pianist and organist, who has been a passionate advocate of neglected British music of the Twentieth century and renowned for his support of young soloists at the start of their careers.
John was organ scholar at Queens’ College, Cambridge, continuing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music and then as an opera conductor at the Royal College of Music.
John combines working with top professional orchestras – most recently with Liepaja Symphony Orchestra– with community groups such as Ealing Symphony Orchestra and Northampton Symphony Orchestra.