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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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FOLLOWING THE RECENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), ARMONICO CONSORT WILL SADLY BE POSTPONING ALL OF OUR PERFORMANCES FROM MARCH-MAY 2020. THE DATES THAT WILL BE AFFECTED ARE AS FOLLOWS, WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE THESE FOR LATE SUMMER AND WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEW DATES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE:

25 March 2020 AC Academy Goes for Baroque; All Saints Church, Leek Wootton

12 April 2020 Bach in B Minor; St John’s Smith Square, London

21 April 2020 Roderick Williams Masterclass (Closed to public); The Court House, Warwick

19 May 2020 Oz & Armonico: Gin and Phonic; The Court House, Warwick

24 June 2020 Beowulf; The Octagon, Yeovil

For upcoming performances from June onwards and those at festivals and venues across the UK, we will closely monitor the situation and will regularly update our website and social media pages. The safety and health of our staff, performing artists and audiences is our number one priority and we will continue to follow any recommendations from the relevant authorities and implement all appropriate instructions accordingly.

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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.

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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.

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J.S. BACH MASS IN B MINOR

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

FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ON MARCH 16, THIS PERFORMANCE WILL NO LONGER BE GOING AHEAD AS THE HOLY WEEK FESTIVAL CAN NO LONGER TAKE PLACE.                                                

THE RODERICK WILLIAMS MASTERCLASS

FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ON MARCH 16, THIS PERFORMANCE WILL BE POSTPONED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE THIS FOR LATE SUMMER AND WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEW PERFORMANCE DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. TICKETS WILL STILL BE VALID FOR THE RESCHEDULED PERFORMANCE OR PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE FOR A REFUND.  

AC ACADEMY GOES FOR BAROQUE

FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ON MARCH 16, THIS PERFORMANCE WILL BE POSTPONED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE THIS FOR LATE SUMMER AND WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEW PERFORMANCE DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. TICKETS WILL STILL BE VALID FOR THE RESCHEDULED PERFORMANCE OR PLEASE CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE FOR A REFUND.  

OZ & ARMONICO DRINK TO MUSIC: A SECOND SIP

Oz & Armonico drink to music: a second sip: 05/05/2020 - 05/05/2020

FOLLOWING THE RECENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), THE MAYFIELD FESTIVAL WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.                                                                            

LOVE HANDELS

Love Handels: 23/05/2020 - 23/05/2020

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.

AC ACADEMY DOES THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 4!

AC Academy Does The Royal Albert Hall: 03/06/2020 - 03/06/2020

AC Academy are delighted to announce their fourth performance on the world’s most famous stage at the Royal Albert Hall! Over 2,500 singers from our AC Academy choirs across the UK will be joined by world class musicians and soloists in an epic concert which will set people’s hearts on fire through some of the

OZ & ARMONICO DRINK TO MUSIC: GIN & PHONIC

BRAND NEW PROGRAMME: 19/05/2020 - 21/05/2020

FOLLOWING THE RECENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), THE OZ & ARMONICO: GIN AND PHONIC PERFORMANCE ON 19 MAY WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE HOPE TO RESHEDULE THIS IN THE AUTUMN AND WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEW PERFORMANCE DATES ASAP. TICKETS WILL STILL BE VALID FOR THE RESCHEDULED WARWICK PERFORMANCE OR PLEASE CONTACT THE

DIDO & AENEAS | PURCELL STABAT MATER | PERGOLESI

Dido & Aeneas: 18/06/2020 - 18/06/2020

FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ON MARCH 16, THE PERFORMANCE AT THAXTED FESTIVAL ON 26 JUNE WILL NO LONGER BE GOING AHEAD.                                                        

BEOWULF

Beowulf: 24/06/2020 - 24/06/2020

FOLLOWING THE RECENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), THE BEOWULF PERFORMANCES AT THE OCTAGON THEATRE AND LLANDEILO FAWR FESTIVAL OF MUSIC WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER 2021   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

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

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