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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About Us

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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

Beowulf Tour

Armonico Consort & AC Academy Singers: 20/05/2019 - 19/07/2019

Join Armonico Consort in the retelling of Beowulf, one of the world’s greatest mythical tales, in an evening of musical entertainment.  Discover a legendary time of heroes and warriors as prince Beowulf battles demons and magical beasts, narrated by special Guests Oliver Phelps, star of the Harry Potter films, Julian Glover, Star Wars Actor, The … Read more…

Love Handels

Armonico Consort & Baroque Players: 23/05/2019 - 24/05/2019

Along with two of our finest soloists, Armonico Consort will perform some of the most beautiful arias and duets from Handel and other baroque masters. These wonderful works will be paired with letters, poetry and tales of love to create an entrancing evening of musical delight.  The reader for the evening will be Oz Clarke. Programme … Read more…

Purcell Dido & Aeneas & Pergolesi Stabat Mater

Armonico Consort and Baroque Players: 05/06/2019 - 06/03/2019

Whilst Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas is the only complete opera written during his short life, it has become a work at the heart of British musical heritage. Armonico Consort, one of the largest and most innovative organisations of its kind in the UK, perform in this stunning and dramatic concert performance of the first masterpiece in English opera. … Read more…

Intimate Evenings with Armonico: Love Handels

Armonico Consort & Baroque Players: 06/06/2019 - 07/06/2019

Along with two of our finest soloists, Armonico Consort will perform some of the most beautiful arias and duets from Handel and other baroque masters. These wonderful works will be paired with letters, poetry and tales of love to create an entrancing evening of musical delight. This performance will be part of our Intimate Evenings … Read more…

News

Supersize Polyphony recording – out now

It’s release day!  And there’s a supersized degree of excitement here at Armonico HQ as we launch our gorgeous new Supersize Polyphony recording on Signum Records. Read more ...
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At home with the Voice Squad

We’re happy to report on the latest of our new Voice Squad choirs. What’s lovely, and different, about this particular Voice Squad choir is that, unlike our workplace choirs, this one is actually taking place at home – the home of the residents of Austin Heath Retirement Village in Warwick. The choir started just a ... Read more...
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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

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