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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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LATEST NEWS!

Our NEW SEASON is here! Tickets are ON SALE NOW for our Autumn-Winter concert series.

We are thrilled to be resuming our live performances and look forward to welcoming our audiences to our concerts once more. Visit https://www.armonico.org.uk/whats-on/ for details and booking information.

IN OTHER NEWS...

Oz & Armonico's Great Bike Adventure: The Great British Bike Off starts 11 September.  Read more here.

Watch live, recorded concerts, Crafty Beer interviews, Unlocking Baroque/Musical Memories, singing workshops and more, all via YouTube

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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What's On

NAKED BYRD

We asked our audiences which programme from the past ten years they would like to hear again post lock-down, and overwhelmingly top of the list came Naked Byrd! In this programme, Armonico Consort presents an atmospheric concert of the music of composers whose art saw their emotions laid bare,as described by Artistic Director, Christopher Monks:“A

A. VIVALDI THE FOUR SEASONS

After Naked Byrd, the next most popular concert our audience said they wanted to hear was Vivaldi’s masterpiece. Armonico Consort’s Baroque players will be joined by International Baroque Violinist,Rachel Podger, who will also guest-direct this performance. Made up of four separate violin concertos based around poems from each of the seasons, their vibrant and virtuosic

A GERMAN CHRISTMAS

Over the centuries, the Germans have got two things very right, their Christmas markets and their Christmas music, and Michael Praetorius’ offering to this legacy with his Christmas Mass is simply magnificent. Taking inspiration from the Venetian school, Praetorius surrounds the listener with a number of choral and instrumental groups, using virtuosic combinations of colour,

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT

Our traditional Carols by Candlelight will once again take place in the enchanting setting of the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick. Featuring our incredible AC Academy Scholars, Christmas music from centuries both old and new will merge to create a sublime festive evening. ARMONICO CONSORT DIRECTOR | CHRISTOPHER MONKS PLEASE NOTE: This is a

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Oz Clarke saddles up to support music therapy for people with dementia

Wine expert and TV broadcaster Oz Clarke is to get on his bike (again) to help us raise awareness of the benefits of music therapy for older people and those living with dementia and launch our partnership with the Alzheimer's Society.
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Armonico Consort’s projects for older people and those with dementia

Over the past few years Armonico Consort has been busy developing a whole range of musical activity specially designed to support the mental health and well-being of older people and those living with dementia, in care homes or in their own homes.
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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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