We are delighted to now be back in concert halls – there is no better feeling than experiencing music live in person! Things have opened back up just in time for Armonico’s 20th birthday and we have an exciting season ahead. Visit ‘What’s On’ for full information and ticket booking.
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.
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.
Armonico's workplace choir scheme
There’s never been a better time to invest in the health and happiness of your workforce.
There is strong scientific evidence that singing helps reduce stress and improves mental and physical well-being. Our research shows it boosts productivity too.
Voice Squad is Armonico Consort’s workplace choir scheme which brings employees from across the business together in a social and fun activity to help create a happier, more productive, workforce.
F. Scarlatti & J.S. Bach with Rachel Podger : 29/01/2022 - 05/02/2022
If you love both the splendid choral grandeur of Bach and Handel, but also the polychoral works of the Venetian baroque and the ornate complexity of Tallis’s Spem in Alium, this programme of Francesco Scarlatti’s rarely performed works must not be missed. To complement these incredible works, international violinist Rachel Podger returns to treat both
Vivaldi The Four Seasons with Rachel Podger | Pergolesi Stabat Mater: 28/02/2022 - 28/02/2022
One of the greatest concertos ever written, the colourful brilliance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is a testament to how it has stood the test of time. Comprising of four separate violin concertos each of which is based around a poem depicting each season, the vibrant melodies and virtuosity of The Four Seasons have made
J.S. BACH ST JOHN PASSION: 09/04/2022 - 15/04/2022
Bach’s most dramatic setting of the Passion text is brought to life by Armonico Consort and one of the world’s greatest tenors, Ian Bostridge. Experience Bach’s exquisitely beautiful arias, intertwined with moments of dramatic choral intensity in this often fast-paced retelling of the Passion story. The St John Passion is perhaps the finest musical setting
OZ & ARMONICO DRINK TO MUSIC: GIN & PHONIC!: 03/05/2022 - 13/07/2022
In the third instalment of this hugely successful programme, the Oz & Armonico team investigate the highs and lows (mainly highs) of the relationship between gin, music and humans over the centuries. International wine expert, author and TV presenter Oz Clarke returns to host the perfect evening of music, gin, incredible facts and blunt fiction.
H. PURCELL DIDO & AENEAS G. PERGOLESI STABAT MATER: 10/05/2022 - 25/06/2022
Armonico Consort bring to life Pergolesi’s masterpiece, Stabat Mater. Demonstrating Baroque music at its finest and most intense, this provides a fitting partner to Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. In a highly emotionally charged and entertaining performance, the epic tragedy of a queen, a soldier, and an illicit love is told through a rich array
CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II : 21/06/2022 - 03/07/2022
NARRATED BY FORMER ROYAL CORRESPONDENT, JENNIE BOND To commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the world’s longest reigning Monarch, Armonico Consort will recreate the highlights of the Coronation Service of Queen Elizabeth II in this unique concert performance. Narrated by former Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond, Armonico Consort’s five-star Choir and Orchestra will revive one of the
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Dido & Aeneas – “The vocal ensembles are beautifully sparse and luminous and the instrumental playing is brightly streamlined.”