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Emma Gibbins

Emma Gibbins began her musical career as organ scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge, subsequently holding organ scholar posts at St Martin-in-the-Fields and Southwell Minster. She studied for an MMus in Organ Performance at the Royal College of Music, before spending a number of years working in and around London as Director of Music at High Wycombe Parish Church, Associate Organist at St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate in the City of London, Director of a newly formed Girls’ Choir at Brentwood Cathedral in Essex and accompanist of the South West London Choral Society. Emma relocated to Northern Ireland in 2008 to take up the position of Director of Music at St. George’s Church in Belfast, where she also taught piano and organ, worked as an accompanist in the music department at Queens University, directed the Belfast Phoenix Choir and accompanied the St George’s Singers. She moved to Newport in 2015 as Director of Music at Newport Cathedral, where she is responsible for directing the cathedral’s choir of men and boys and has also established a new girls’ choir and cathedral voluntary choir. She teaches piano for Gwent Music, directs the Adams Chorale, accompanies two Newport “Forget me not choruses” for dementia sufferers and the Cardiff based Chamber Choir, Caritas, and is Chair of the South East Wales RSCM committee.

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