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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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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While we’re waiting in the wings to return to the concert hall, Armonico Consort is bringing the music to you. Our brand-new series of beautifully filmed performances feature some of the choir’s favourite early music repertoire and are available to stream on demand for you to enjoy from your own home.

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We are also looking forward to sharing what we have in store for our 20th anniversary in 2021/2022.

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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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Armonico Consort On-demand

While we're waiting in the wings to return to the concert hall, Armonico Consort is bringing the music to you. 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.

LOVE HANDELS

Love Handels: 27/05/2021 - 29/05/2021

TICKETS ON SALE 8AM WED 05 MAY 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.

ST MATTHEW PASSION

St Matthew Passion: 01/07/2021 - 04/09/2021

International tenor Ian Bostridge and operatic bass baritone Sir Willard White join the world class period instrumentalists and singers of Armonico Consort to bring Bach’s masterpiece to life. Whatever your own spiritual beliefs, everyone should hear St Matthew Passion at least once, and there’s no more immediate way to experience it than in this performance.

CARMINA BURANA

Carmina Burana: 07/07/2021 - 08/07/2021

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Join us for a programme of some of the most incredible choral works of all time at one of the greatest concert venues, the Royal Albert Hall. Armonico Consort’s choir and orchestra will unite with international Soprano Lucy Crowe, Baritone, and winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, Gareth Brynmor John, and

VICTORIA REQUIEM

Victoria Requiem : 09/07/2021 - 10/07/2021

TO BE CONFIRMED! The final work of Tomás Luis de Victoria and probably the greatest polyphonic work written, the Requiem, or ‘Officium Defunctorum’, is an intensely expressive masterpiece. The mass in six parts was written in 1605 for the funeral of the daughter of Spanish Emperor Charles V and represents the pinnacle of both Victoria’s

ARMONICO CONSORT’S 20TH BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR

Armonico Consort's 20th Birthday Spectacular: 18/09/2021 - 16/10/2021

TO BE CONFIRMED! Heinrich Biber Missa Salisburgensis a 53 Alessandro Striggio Missa sopra Ecco Si Beato Giorno (60 Part Mass) Thomas Tallis Spem in Alium Over the past 20 years, Armonico Consort has secured a reputation for staging spectacular large-scale concerts in ‘medieval surround sound’ which have earned us several 5 star reviews in the

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Volunteers wanted for new Memory Choir for people with dementia

We’re on the hunt for warm, empathetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help Armonico Consort run our latest project - a Memory Choir in Warwick for people living with dementia and their carers.
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King’s Singer Edward Button on lockdown life

In the second of our short series of interviews with our fabulous freelance musicians, we chat to King's Singer Edward Button who has been involved in several of Armonico Consort's new streamed concerts featuring some of our favourite early music repertoire, from Byrd to Bach.
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Splendid - Naked Byrd 2

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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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