Summer Spring 2018 Season Brochure

Our new season brochure is out! Join us for an enchanting season of music, from Biber’s 53-part Salzburg Mass to Tallis’ Spem in Alium. Browse online or download on issuu. Get in touch if you would like us to send you a free copy.

Beowulf Diary, 30 October 2017, Final post, future thoughts

It is with sadness that I came to the end of the Beowulf project. As a musician, it is always such a privilege to be part of the creation of something new, and to nurture it as it begins its fragile journey into the world.

To spend a week in the company of such incredible professional musicians and almost 1000 young people from different AC Academy projects, building and rebuilding the performances on each of the four days, was a tremendous privilege and one I will never forget. 

Read more…Beowulf Diary, 30 October 2017, Final post, future thoughts

Beowulf Diary, 9 October 2017, First Rehearsal with the Chorus & Elin Manahan Thomas

We are all very excited at the Armonico Consort’s headquarters today as our artistic director, Christopher Monks leads the first rehearsal with the pro singers and the soloists, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, harpist Catrin Finch, composer Toby Young on keyboards and Harry Potter actor Mark Williams in the title role.

Read more…Beowulf Diary, 9 October 2017, First Rehearsal with the Chorus & Elin Manahan Thomas

Beowulf Diary, 21 July 2017, Christopher Monks, conductor

About two years ago the soprano Elin Manahan Thomas came to me having just worked on another project elsewhere with our composer in residence, Toby Young.  She, like I was really taken by his music and his ability to work proactively and inspiringly with the musicians he was writing for. Elin convinced me that the epic story of Beowulf was the right starting point for a collaboration.

Read more…Beowulf Diary, 21 July 2017, Christopher Monks, conductor

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