Armonico Consort is a critically acclaimed choir and instrumental ensemble renowned for inspiring audiences with passionate performances, providing imaginative singing opportunities for young people through their singing education programme, and helping people living with dementia through the power of music.

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Inspiring audiences with passionate performances

Critically acclaimed choir and instrumental ensemble Armonico Consort entertains audiences across the country with its high quality concerts, outstanding recordings and innovative projects.

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The legacy of a choir that lasts forever

AC Academy is Armonico Consort’s extensive and imaginative singing education programme, which reaches 15,000 young people a year offering life-changing experiences and first-class performance opportunities through fun and engaging singing projects.

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Helping communities through the power of music

Led by Armonico Consort’s professional musicians, we bring our expertise and knowledge to create amazing musical experiences for communities.

We provide singing programmes for young people, employees, older adults, care homes and singing workshops for people who are living with dementia.

What's On

THE FAIRY QUEEN – HENRY PURCELL

THE FAIRY QUEEN - HENRY PURCELL: 21/06/2024 - 06/07/2024

For 15 years, Armonico Consort has been in demand by festivals in the UK and Europe to perform its inimitable version of Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. The singers and actors of the company now turn their attention to Purcell’s greatest semiopera in a brand new semi-staged version with a specially adapted script from Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer

AC ACADEMY DOES THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL

featuring highlights from Carmina Burana: 09/07/2024 - 09/07/2024

Witness the spectacle of 2,500 young singers from 60 choirs across the UK, once again taking over the Royal Albert Hall, who have been trained by our AC Academy specialists. In a contrasting first half, the lighter side of music from the last 100 years will be retold including a world premiere from our legendary

OZ & ARMONICO DRINK TO MUSIC…A SECOND SIP!

OZ & ARMONICO DRINK TO MUSIC...A SECOND SIP!: 11/07/2024 - 11/07/2024

Enjoy a second sip of this entertaining programme of wine and music as the UK’s best-loved wine critic, Oz Clarke and Armonico Consort take you from the British Isles to Mozart’s Vienna through an incredible journey of wine tasting, witty tales and gorgeous baroque music. You might even discover that it was the Brits who

THE FORGOTTEN SCARLATTI TOUR

THE FORGOTTEN SCARLATTI TOUR: 08/02/2024 - 29/07/2024

SPECTACULAR! THE GREATEST CLASSICAL MUSIC FIND OF THE CENTURY!’ Le Figaro   If you love both the splendid choral grandeur of Bach and Handel, but also the polychoral works of the Venetian Baroque and the ornate spacial complexity of Tallis’ Spem in Alium, this programme of Francesco Scarlatti’s rarely performed masterpieces in exclusive brand new

ARMONICO CONSORT FAMILY COME & SING

ARMONICO CONSORT FAMILY COME & SING : 29/07/2024 - 29/07/2024

Bring the whole family along to experience the incredible music of Francesco Scarlatti’s Dixit Dominus and Vivaldi’s Gloria in a fun, interactive singing workshop. No previous experience is needed. Singing alongside the Armonico Consort and accompanied by period instruments, you will be transported to a musical world you and your family will never forget. Multibuy

ARMONICO CONSORT – ON DEMAND

Unable to come to our live concerts? Explore our brand-new On Demand concert series featuring some of the Consort's favourite early music repertoire now available for you to experience at home.

News

Encore Appeal Final Update: We’re Climbing Snowdon!

After a fantastic final Encore Appeal push, Armonico Consort's Christopher Monks confirms he (together with President Roger Medwell DL MBE and professional musicians) will climb Snowdon, carrying his keyboard on his back!
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Encore Appeal Update 4: Here’s what you’ve achieved

A message from Christopher Monks, Artistic Director of Armonico Consort: Dear Friends.  I’m sure you’ve been waiting with bated breath to hear about the grand finale of our Encore Appeal.  But first, I want to say a huge personal thank you to each one of you – Patrons,  volunteers, businesses, charitable trusts and foundations and
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 THE TIMES

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THE INDEPENDENT

Dido & Aeneas – “The vocal ensembles are beautifully sparse and luminous and the instrumental playing is brightly streamlined.”

THE GUARDIAN

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