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.
Alysha is a Y12 student at Park Hall Academy and under the mentoring of our Artistic Director, Christopher Monks, she is leading the school’s choir. Read what she writes about the journey.
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
Two years ago I went to the Royal Albert Hall and it was very exciting and fun. The most exciting thing about the Royal Albert Hall was actually singing there.
2018 is a landmark year for Armonico Consort and our nationwide singing education programme, AC Academy as it marks the 10-year anniversary of our unique Choir Creation scheme across the UK!
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.
The festive season is almost upon us! Over the next few weeks each one of the AC Academy after school choirs will be performing in a concert or two, as we begin the countdown to Christmas.
Well…what a wonderful day that was!
There was absolutely nothing I could criticise about it…
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.
Rise up! Rise up!
Rise up, rise up for the King.