Josh and Lara become Finzi Trust Scholars

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.

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A wheely big thank you

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 …

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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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