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.
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.
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.
Raising funds to change lives
Our new Encore Appeal focuses on the three main strands of our work: singing workshops to bring high quality music education to schools in deprived areas; our Memory Singers work to improve the lives of people living with dementia; and empowering composition and performance workshops for children with special educational needs.
Our work is more in demand than ever, and we need your help to deliver it.
Generously Supported by Mr Roger Medwell MBE DL who will be giving 30p in the £1 for every £1 donated, up to the first £100,000 raised.
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
LOVE HANDELS: 22/03/2024 - 22/03/2024
After the popularity of this programme, we decided to give our audience an additional treat of this gem, Love Handels, which encompasses some of the most beautiful arias and duets from the Baroque period woven together with poems and stories exploring love through the centuries. Programme includes: HANDEL Duet: ‘Caro, Bella piu amabile belta’ from
MOZART GREAT MASS IN C MINOR | JS BACH MAGNIFICAT IN D BWV 243: 12/04/2024 - 13/04/2024
Demonstrating the huge influence of Bach and Handel who Mozart was studying at the time, his Great Mass in C minor is regarded by many to be one of his greatest works. Reflecting the pomp and solemnity which was characteristic at the time in Salzburg where it was first performed, it is a masterpiece in
OZ AND ARMONICO: ALE-LELUJAH: 23/05/2024 - 23/05/2024
Join Britain’s best-loved booze brain on a Quest for the Holy Ale. Oz Clarke returns for another evening of music, mayhem, and mild malt liquor. Mixing in a four thousand year-old Hymn to the Goddess of Beer, with Purcell’s ‘Drunken Poet’, Bach, Weelkes, and some Hopular Hits of the Beerhalle, Oz will assiduously guide you
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
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
Splendid - Naked Byrd 2
Dido & Aeneas – “The vocal ensembles are beautifully sparse and luminous and the instrumental playing is brightly streamlined.”