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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RAH Diary, 14 March 2018 – Watch the world come alight!

Take those with a passion and a belief in art and music, offer them support and training, give them a platform – and watch the world come alight!  WHY? The concerts we stage at the Royal Albert Hall for AC Academy projects serve a simple purpose: to bring together the different elements of our outreach

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RAH Diary, 10 March 2018 – AC Academy Warwick

On 10 March 1964, Simon & Garfunkel recorded “The Sounds of Silence.” We will perform this song at the Royal Albert Hall, in the cover version released by American heavy metal band Disturbed in 2015. Most appropriately, The Sound of Silence features in today’s vlog, taken during rehearsals at AC Academy Warwick.

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RAH Diary, 2 March 2018 – The Phillips 66 Choir

Our singing education programme, AC Academy is generously supported by Phillips 66 & JET. They have formed a choir of employees at their London office, led by one of Armonico Consort’s leaders, and jumped at the chance to perform at the Royal Albert Hall later this month. Two of their choir members have written about the experience of joining the choir. 

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Christopher’s post-Biber blog

Conducting massive polychoral works has somewhat been a theme of my musical life ever since we started exploring the larger scale works of the 16th Century, such as the 40 part works of Striggio and Tallis. When choirs and ensembles go to such considerable lengths to bring together polished and beautifully performed versions of these

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