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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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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

It could be argued that J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor should have been titled ‘Bach’s Greatest Hits’, for that is what Bach himself aimed to achieve with this masterpiece. Composed over the final 25 years of his life and completed just one year before he died, the Mass is scattered with music and references

AC ACADEMY GOES FOR BAROQUE

For the first time, the new AC Academy  Warwick Youth Choir and Scholars will be joined by some of our professional string players and singers to produce a highly entertaining evening. In this performance they will explore works from the Baroque period as well as indulging in the lighter side of music. This concert will

THE RODERICK WILLIAMS MASTERCLASS

International baritone Roderick Williams shares his expertise with some of our AC Academy Scholars as they prepare for Oxbridge choral scholarship entry.

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

In the third instalment of this hugely successful programme, the Oz & Armonico team investigate the highs and lows (mainly highs) of the relationship between gin, music and humans over the centuries. International wine expert, author and TV presenter Oz Clarke returns to host the perfect evening of music, gin, incredible facts and blunt fiction.

DIDO & AENEAS | PURCELL STABAT MATER | PERGOLESI

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

The incredible voices of William Towers countertenor, and Elizabeth Adams soprano, bring to life Pergolesi’s masterpiece, Stabat Mater. Demonstrating Baroque music at its finest, this provides a fitting partner to the excitement of Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas. Dido & Aeneas has become a work at the heart of the British musical heritage. In a

BEOWULF

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

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 Beowulf battles demons and magical beasts. Featuring a gripping script from one of the authors of Have I Got News For You, this touching epic saga has been set

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Teenage singers invited to audition for AC Academy Scholarship

We're inviting talented teenage singers from the Warwick, Coventry and Solihull areas to audition to become AC Academy Scholars with free tuition and coaching from top professionals, high-level performance opportunities and mentoring for Oxbridge and university choral scholarships.
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My Favourite Thing to Sing

INTERVIEW: Royal wedding soprano Elin Manahan Thomas tells Christopher Morley about singing for billions and touring "my very favourite thing to sing", Bach's B minor mass, which she'll do - with Armonico Consort - this spring.
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Supersize Polyphony

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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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