Armonico Consort is a registered charity. It has become the fastest-growing arts organisations of its type in the country, and has gained a reputation for presenting innovative programmes in an accessible and entertaining manner. Our Education programme, AC Academy, has been running since 2002 offering a range of first class singing workshops to primary and special needs schools completely free of charge.
AC Academy programmes across the country cost over £150,000 each year to run. In a climate where cuts to statutory services are a regular occurrence, our responsibility to maintain the quality of and widen the spread of these programmes is greater than ever. The 'AC Academy FUTURES Appeal’ exists to ensure the continuation of this vital work long into the future.
We believe that every child in this country is entitled to a free, first-class music education. We do not simply preach about how little children receive in terms of access to music making, we send out some of the country’s finest practitioners to do something about it.
Since our education work began, over 100,000 children have benefited from our workshops and we are proud to say that we are now the largest charity in the country providing singing and drama workshops across the UK. We have received critical acclaim from local education authorities, Arts Council England, teachers and pupils, who particularly enjoy the interactive and fun nature of the workshops.
As a charity, we depend upon the generous support not only of trusts and foundations, but also individuals. We would not be able to provide thousands of opportunities each year without this help. If you believe you may wish to help Armonico Consort and its AC Academy in any capcity, please visit the 'support us' section of our website for more details.