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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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EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

ALTHOUGH AC ACADEMY DOES THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL, PLANNED FOR 3 JUNE, CANNOT NOW GO AHEAD AT THE VENUE, WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT AC ACADEMY DOES THE VIRTUAL ROYAL ALBERT HALL WILL TAKE PLACE ON 3 AND 5 JUNE AND WILL BE PART OF A WHOLE VIRTUAL FESTIVAL WEEK FROM 1-5 JUNE.

The Festival Week will offer an exciting programme for everyone including not only AC Academy Does the Virtual Royal Albert Hall but also singing sessions with our choir leaders throughout the day, question & answer interviews with world class artists, the launch of a new programme 'Unlocking Musical Memories' and more.

FIND OUT MORE AND WATCH THE FESTIVAL WEEK PREVIEW

 

Other performances from March-July are now postponed. We hope to reschedule these for late summer and will announce the new dates as soon as possible.  For upcoming performances from July onwards, 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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AC ACADEMY DOES THE VIRTUAL ROYAL ALBERT HALL + VIRTUAL FESTIVAL WEEK

AC Academy Does The Virtual Royal Albert Hall + Virtual Festival Week: 01/06/2020 - 05/06/2020

Over 2,500 singers from our AC Academy projects will miss performing together at AC Academy Does the Royal Albert Hall, planned for 3 June. But although we cannot be together at the venue, we are excited to be able to bring you AC Academy Does the Virtual Royal Albert Hall on 3 & 5 June.

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. THE WARWICK ARTS CENTRE & MALVERN THEATRES PERFORMANCES ON 18 & 19 JUNE WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021, DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY AND TICKETS WILL BE

BEOWULF

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

FOLLOWING THE RECENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), THE BEOWULF PERFORMANCE AT THE OCTAGON THEATRE WILL BE POSTPONED, THE RESCHEDULED PERFORMANCE WILL TAKE PLACE ON 30 JUNE 2021. UNFORTUNATELY BOTH THE LLANDEILO FAWR FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & LICHFIELD FESTIVAL WILL NO LONGER BE GOING AHEAD THIS YEAR. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE THESE BEOWULF PERFORMANCES IN

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AC Academy Does the Royal Albert Hall – virtually – and makes it into a whole Festival Week

Over 2,500 singers from our AC Academy projects will miss performing together at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 3 June but that’s not going to stop us singing! We’re creating our very own version of AC Academy Does the Royal Albert Hall – virtually – so we can all get together and sing our hearts out from our own living rooms.
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How does singing improve well-being?

Mental Health Awareness Week is a great opportunity to remind ourselves of the extraordinary ability of music to benefit our mental and physical well-being. From reducing stress among employees and improving self-esteem in young people, adding to the quality of life for care home residents to reducing anxiety and depression amongst people with dementia, it’s official SINGING IS GOOD FOR YOU!
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