Armonico Consort is a critically acclaimed UK choir and instrumental ensemble renowned for its inspiring concerts and imaginative singing education programme, AC Academy.

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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. Drawing on the passions of forward-thinking founder and artistic director Christopher Monks, our professional singers and musicians perform inspiring programmes, spanning the Baroque to the present day.

Central to Armonico Consort is our education programme AC Academy, which reaches 15,000 children a year across the UK through its in-school Choir Creation Scheme and after-school AC Academy Choirs in partnership with music hubs nationwide.

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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.

The charity develops and supports choirs and choir leaders across the UK through its in-school Choir Creation Scheme, after school AC Academy Choirs and SEN projects, in partnership with music hubs nationwide and in collaboration with venues such as the Royal Albert Hall.

By 2020, we aim to create 300 children’s choirs and 300 choir leaders leaving a singing legacy across the country.

What's On

AC Academy Spectacular!

Armonico Consort, in partnership with SoundStorm, returns to the Lighthouse in a truly unforgettable evening. In one of the country’s finest concert halls, watch 300 AC Academy singers from local schools perform a varied musical programme alongside a professional West End band.

AC Academy does Christmas

Get into the sparkle of Christmas! The talented young voices from our AC Academy after school choirs perform festive favourites such as O Holy Night, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, and Twelve Days of Christmas. The perfect treat for the whole family.

Handel’s Messiah

Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra: 19/11/2017 - 07/12/2017

Handel’s Fireworks

Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra: 02/12/2017

Carols by Candlelight

Traditional and new carols ignited by candlelit warmth - truly the perfect end to the year.

Biber’s Missa Salisburgensis à 53 & Handel’s Water Music

Armonico Consort performs the largest surviving composition of sacred music of the Baroque period.

News

Beowulf Diary, 30 October 2017, Final post, future thoughts

It is with sadness that I came to the end of the Beowulf project. As a musician, it is always such a privilege to be part of the creation of something new, and to nurture it as it begins its fragile journey into the world. To spend a week in the company of such incredible ... Read more...
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Beowulf Diary, 11 October 2017, performance no 2 at Bushell Hall Solihull

Rise up! Rise up! Rise up, rise up for the King.
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Supersize Polyphony

THE TIMES

Splendid - Naked Byrd 2

THE INDEPENDENT

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

THE GUARDIAN