We’re on the hunt for warm, empathetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help Armonico Consort run our latest project – a Memory 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.
Armonico Consort is launching a brand new series of streamed concerts to enjoy at home, anywhere in the world, with a collection of filmed performances released from Monday 8 March 2021. Conducted by Artistic Director, Christopher Monks, the concerts have been beautifully filmed and feature some of the critically-acclaimed choir’s favourite early music repertoire.
WATCH VIDEO: Christopher Monks looks forward to Armonico Consort’s 20th anniversary We’ll be celebrating in style as any 20-year old would! Do keep in touch and join the party. A Happy New Year to all our friends and supporters. 2021 is a particularly exciting one for Armonico Consort as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Artistic Director,
Armonico Consort’s musicians brought the power of music to residents living with dementia at a Warwick care home and helped launch a search for permanent musicians of their own.
Wine expert and TV broadcaster Oz Clarke is to get on his bike (again) to help us raise awareness of the benefits of music therapy for older people and those living with dementia and launch our partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society.
Over the past few years Armonico Consort has been busy developing a whole range of musical activity specially designed to support the mental health and well-being of older people and those living with dementia, in care homes or in their own homes.
Hilary Eldridge first came across Armonico Consort thanks to Dame Emma Kirkby and has been a loyal friend and supporter ever since, most recently enabling us to put on our first post-lockdown concert, Dido and Aeneas. Our Relationship Manager, Patrons and Sponsors, Eva Williams, chatted to the Conductor’s Circle member.
Thanks to a grant from Warwickshire County Council, we’re running weekly online singing sessions for Over 60s, vulnerable older people and those with dementia, this summer. They’re completely free and easy to access via YouTube.