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


About Us


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.

Find out more about Voice Squad half-day workshops and longer term choir creation.

What's On

Intimate Evenings With Armonico – Handelian Pyrotechnics

Intimate Evenings With Armonico - Handelian Pyrotechnics: 03/11/2019 - 03/11/2019

Countertenor William Towers pulls a few crackers from Handel’s operatic works. Drawing upon his many years of performing these roles and drawing a few choice items from the Costume Departments of Opera houses worldwide, William breathes new life into Handel’s heroes. PROGRAMME WILL FEATURE: Ombra mai fu, Al lampo dell’armi, Dove sei and arias from


Messiah: 05/12/2019 - 21/12/2019

Armonico Consort brings to life the world’s greatest oratorio, and for so many a traditional opening of their Christmas celebrations. Performed on instruments of the period with the greatest young soloists from Armonico Consort, Handel’s masterpiece continues to be held close to the heart of both Armonico Consort and the millions who adore it. There

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight: 18/12/2019 - 18/12/2019

Our traditional Carols by Candlelight will once again take place in the enchanted setting of the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick. Featuring our incredible AC Academy Scholars, Christmas music both centuries old and new will merge to create a sublime festive evening.  


J.S. BACH MASS IN B MINOR: 31/01/2020 - 06/03/2020

It could be argued that J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor should have been titled ‘Bach’s Greatest Hits’, for that is what Bach himself aimed to achieve with this masterpiece. Composed over the final 25 years of his life and completed just one year before he died, the Mass is scattered with music and references


Leamington Spa’s Edward Button tells us how he became a King’s Singer

One of the newest members of the world-famous King's Singers, Edward Button first heard the group at St Mary's Church, Warwick and never imagined he'd end up joining them. He tells us how his early love of singing, parental encouragement and lots of practice, have led to his dream job.
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A wheely big thank you

The bikes are back in the sheds, the saddle sores healing and the pennies have been counted and the fantastic news is that Oz & Armonico’s Great Bike Adventure has raised an incredible £14,000 to date ...
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Supersize Polyphony


Splendid - Naked Byrd 2


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


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