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.
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.
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.
Victoria Requiem (Streamed Performance): 08/03/2021
Coming soon! The final work of Tomás Luis de Victoria, 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 art and Spanish Renaissance polyphony. The music communicates
St Matthew Passion: 01/05/2021 - 18/06/2021
DATES TO BE ADVISED International tenor Ian Bostridge joins 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. A work of
AC Academy Does the Royal Albert Hall : 09/06/2021
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
Monteverdi Vespers: 26/06/2021 - 01/07/2021
’30 years ago this year I was introduced to Monteverdi’s Vespers in a filming from St Mark’s Basilica in Venice. I was already very interested in baroque music, but it is a work that turned my musical world upside-down – from its incredible drama, to astonishing use of harmony and virtuosic melody to dramatic use
Splendid - Naked Byrd 2
Dido & Aeneas – “The vocal ensembles are beautifully sparse and luminous and the instrumental playing is brightly streamlined.”