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

Love Handels

Armonico Consort & Baroque Players: 14/02/2019 - 14/02/2019

Armonico Consort presents a special programme for Valentines Featuring arias and duets for soprano and male alto, Armonico Consort will perform the most beautiful works from Handel and other baroque composers to create an entrancing evening of musical delight for Valentine’s Day.  With letters, poetry and tales of love, there will be no more perfect place to … Read more…

Oz & Armonico Drink to Music!

Armonico Consort: 23/08/2018 - 08/09/2018

Join us for a relaxed evening of wine and music with Oz Clarke and taste wines from across the world, expertly guided by the UK’s best loved wine critic while being entertained with live music.

Carmina Burana (with AC Academy)

Armonico Consort & Orchestra: 08/03/2019 - 08/03/2019

Young people from our AC Academies Choirs will join Armonico Consort’s professional singers and orchestra to perform this extraordinary work, made famous most recently by The X Factor, to create a spectacular event which will set their hearts on fire.

Beowulf Tour

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

In a legendary time of heroes and warriors, prince Beowulf battles demons and magical beasts. The oldest surviving poem in Old English, Beowulf is a fantasy saga which has inspired countless retellings of the myth, including Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Having formerly worked with the likes of Duran Duran and The Rolling Stones, Armonico … Read more…

News

Introducing the first AC Academy Scholars

Last autumn we welcomed our very first AC Academy Scholars to the Armonico Consort fold. Lara, Anna, Ella and Josh are four wonderfully talented young singers from schools in Coventry and Warwick who haven’t previously had access to professional singing lessons. Singing has a wealth of social, educational and well-being benefits that are constantly evidenced ... Read more...
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The Voice Squad – new half-day workplace choir sessions

Drum roll please! And let’s hear it for The Voice Squad – our new workplace choirs scheme which aims to improve mental well-being, reduce stress and boost productivity. Off the back of a pilot project, we’ve launched half-day workplace choir sessions for businesses and organisations in the Coventry area. They can be tailored for between ... Read more...
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Supersize Polyphony

THE TIMES

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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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