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.
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.
Hats off (scarves on) to our Voice Squad workplace choirs at Coventry City Council and University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire for warming a very chilly evening at the Coventry Christmas Lights switch-on with their rousing singing.
Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) is one of the most significant figures in British 20th century music, particularly when it comes to choral and vocal music. So we were delighted when the charitable trust set up in his memory agreed to support two of our AC Academy Scholars.
One of the newest members of the world-famous King’s Singers, Edward Button first heard the group at St Mary’s Church, Warwick and never imagined he’d end up joining them. He tells us how his early love of singing, parental encouragement and lots of practice, have led to his dream job.
The bikes are back in the sheds, the saddle sores healing and the pennies have been counted and the fantastic news is that Oz & Armonico’s Great Bike Adventure has raised an incredible £14,000 to date …
We’re thrilled that wine specialist, writer and TV presenter Oz Clarke has agreed to lead a 200-mile, four-day sponsored bike ride to help us raise over £10,000 to set up more children’s choirs across the UK.
“Audiences love to smell a bit of fear,” says our Artistic Director Christopher Monks in a blog for Gramophone Magazine about the new recording of Supersize Polyphony. He talks about the challenges of performing large-scale works by Striggio and Tallis …
The original music for Beowulf was written by Toby Young, Armonico Consort’s composer-in-residence. We asked him about his influences and the all-important verdict of last year’s young singers.
It’s release day! And there’s a supersized degree of excitement here at Armonico HQ as we launch our gorgeous new Supersize Polyphony recording on Signum Records.