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

OZ & ARMONICO DRINK TO MUSIC; GIN & PHONIC

OZ & ARMONICO DRINK TO MUSIC; GIN & PHONIC: 23/07/2024 - 23/07/2024

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.

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

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

DIDO & AENEAS

DIDO & AENEAS: 25/09/2024 - 25/09/2024

The incredible voices of William Towers countertenor, Eloise Irving and Hannah Fraser-Mackenzie, Sopranos, bring to life Pergolesi’s masterpiece, Stabat Mater. Demonstrating Baroque music at its finest, this provides a fitting partner to the excitement of Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. Dido & Aeneas has become a work at the heart of the British musical heritage.

NAKED BYRD 2

NAKED BYRD 2: 26/09/2024 - 03/10/2024

Ten years on from our most successful concert series and CD recordings to date, indulge yourself in the second part of our collection of the incredible world of choral music from the last 800 years, with simple raw emotion at its heart. Featuring some of the Greatest Choral music ever written, relax in the glorious

FAURE REQUIEM – AC ACADEMY SCHOLARS

FAURE REQUIEM - AC ACADEMY SCHOLARS : 05/11/2024 - 05/11/2024

In the opinion of so many, Fauré created the greatest of all settings of the Requiem Mass. From the sublime ‘Pie Jesu’ to the haunting ‘Agnus Dei’ it has captured the hearts and souls of millions. Armonico’s own AC Academy Scholars have now established themselves as an elite youth choir, training and coaching the finest

AFRICA…A SINGING CONTINENT!

AFRICA…A SINGING CONTINENT!: 06/11/2024 - 14/11/2024

In 2020, Armonico Consort developed a partnership in Kenya to bring our Choir Creation programme to local organisations working with street children and vulnerable young people. The musical heritage of Kenyans is such a precious part of their community, and they were generous in sharing their songs with us. This amazing experience inspired us to

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

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

HANDEL'S MESSIAH : 05/12/2024 - 06/12/2024

As much a Christmas tradition as mince pies and holly wreaths, Handel’s Messiah is the musical essential of the festive season. Christopher Monks leads the finest period musicians of Armonico Consort and the group’s fantastic soloists in this performance of Handel’s iconic work. What a fabulous way to get into the Christmas spirit!

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT: 17/12/2024 - 22/12/2024

Carols by Candlelight has become a firm tradition of Armonico Consort’s festive programme over the past 22 years. What better way to enjoy the warmth and joy of the Christmas season than in the sublime candlelit setting of the Collegiate Church of St Mary Warwick for a feast of carols, combining traditional favourites and newly

F. SCARLATTI DANIELE

F. SCARLATTI DANIELE : 10/01/2025 - 10/01/2025

In one of the bibles most epic and incredible stories, Scarlatti brings to life a tale of betrayal, courage, faith, and love. The story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den lay hidden in a library for centuries. Unearthed by Armonico Consort, this treasure is one of the most dramatic oratorios ever set to music. Le

SUPERSIZE POLYPHONY 2

SUPERSIZE POLYPHONY 2: 24/01/2025 - 07/02/2025

The critically acclaimed Supersize Polyphony programme of choral music on a colossal scale, made Armonico Consort famous across the British Isles. Back with even more daring and adventurous staging in 20 – 40, and even 60 different voice parts, we will once again sing 360 degrees around the audience, totally immersing them in their sound!

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

Children with special educational needs steal the Royal Albert Hall show

Excitement overflowed at the Royal Albert Hall last week as children from Special Schools in Coventry performed their own newly-penned song to an audience of 5000 people. The youngsters from Baginton Fields Academy and Sherbourne Fields School, all of whom have moderate to profound special educational needs, performed their piece ...
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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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Supersize Polyphony

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Splendid - Naked Byrd 2

THE INDEPENDENT

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

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