What is it that persuades wine writer and broadcaster Oz Clarke and Armonico Consort’s team of musicians and supporters, to come back for a fourth year of aching legs and saddle sores?! Yes, Oz & Armonico are back on the road in September, cycling 200 miles over four days, giving mini-concerts in care homes, and aiming to raise £10,000 for Armonico’s ‘Memory Singers’ projects which bring the power of music to people living with dementia.
The Royal Albert Hall world premiere of It Takes A City by Toby Young, was one of Armonico Consort’s most epic events to date. 2000 young singers, soloists, symphony orchestra, chorus and bhangra dancers, performed spectacular new music written specially for our 20th anniversary. Conducted by Artistic Director Christopher Monks, the concert in May featured
Music is incredible. It has the power to help overcome isolation, reduce stress, make you feel happier and offer a host of other mental and physical well-being benefits. Plus, it’s huge fun! Armonico Consort has long been a believer in music as ‘human medicine’, and the recent Power of Music report reinforces just how much
Our AC Academy Scholars had the honour of singing for HRH The Princess Royal when she visited Warwick on 5 November to celebrate the work of local charities and organisations. The Scholars, representing Armonico Consort, were among several charities and children from local primary schools who gathered at Warwick School for the event.
Do you know someone living with dementia who loves singing? We’re recruiting now for participants to join the Warwick Memory Singers, Armonico Consort’s first community choir for people with dementia and their carers.
For Armonico Consort’s 20th anniversary, Oz & Armonico’s Great Bike Adventure sets off on 11 September, touring Warwickshire on a massive fundraising effort for the Warwick Memory Singers. The third Great Bike Adventure may be a little shorter than the two previous years, but the cyclists have more than a few hills to contend with …
And we’re off! Armonico Consort is 20 and we’re planning to celebrate like any 20-year-old would! There’ll be special events, new commissions, birthday concerts, parties, exciting initiatives and plenty of collective reminiscences.
We’re on the hunt for warm, empathetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help Armonico Consort run our latest project – Warwick Memory Singers, a community choir in Warwick for people living with dementia and their carers.
In the second of our short series of interviews with our fabulous freelance musicians, we chat to King’s Singer Edward Button who has been involved in several of Armonico Consort’s new streamed concerts featuring some of our favourite early music repertoire, from Byrd to Bach.
The recent launch of our streamed concerts On Demand has not only brought enjoyment to our audiences, but valuable work for our fabulous freelance musicians. A full year after concert-giving came to a shuddering halt, we’ve been asking some of them what life has been like.