Oz & Armonico’s Great Bike Adventure

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.

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Christopher blogs for Gramophone magazine

“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 …

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Beowulf – a Q&A with composer Toby Young

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.

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At home with the Voice Squad

We’re happy to report on the latest of our new Voice Squad choirs. What’s lovely, and different, about this particular Voice Squad choir is that, unlike our workplace choirs, this one is actually taking place at home – the home of the residents of Austin Heath Retirement Village in Warwick. The choir started just a

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Anna and Gaynor chat to BBC Coventry & Warwickshire’s Culture Club show

Our intrepid AC Academy Scholar, Anna, joined Gaynor (Head of Education) for a live interview on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire’s Culture Club show. They chatted to presenter Dave Marshall Barrett about our new scholarship scheme supporting young people to take their singing to the next level.  And you get to hear a clip of

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Introducing the first AC Academy Scholars

Last autumn we welcomed our very first AC Academy Scholars to the Armonico Consort fold. Lara, Anna, Ella and Josh are four wonderfully talented young singers from schools in Coventry and Warwick who haven’t previously had access to professional singing lessons. Singing has a wealth of social, educational and well-being benefits that are constantly evidenced

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The Voice Squad – new half-day workplace choir sessions

Drum roll please! And let’s hear it for The Voice Squad – our new workplace choirs scheme which aims to improve mental well-being, reduce stress and boost productivity. Off the back of a pilot project, we’ve launched half-day workplace choir sessions for businesses and organisations in the Coventry area. They can be tailored for between

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Looking back on a Supersize Summer

This summer we’ve been touring our flagship programme Supersize Polyphony 360 with the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and their director of music, Dr Geoffrey Webber. The concept is simple: take large scale 16th century polyphonic choral music and perform it with the audience encircled by the choir to create a completely immersive

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Bach Cantatas in Israel – Time to fly!

Time to fly! 

This week I’ll be travelling to Israel with Armonico Consort to perform three concerts, including two which will highlight our ongoing project to perform and record the solo soprano Cantatas of J.S. Bach.

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