With a fuzzy head, we began the year by bringing all of our professional AC Academy choir leaders together from across the UK for a training day. We were very grateful to the staff and pupils of Thomas Jolyffe School in Stratford-upon-Avon who not only donated rooms and refreshments, but also their choir and a couple of teachers who selflessly became ‘guinea pigs’ for the day!
A mainstay of the Armonico Consort Christmas programme, Carols by Candlelight was a sold-out success once again.
Ensconced in the iconic St Mary’s Church in Warwick, the audience was treated to a family-friendly evening by the Consort as well as singers from our education programme AC Academy. In order to ensure everyone left with a real sense of festive cheer, the audience was encouraged to sing along with the penultimate carol, Once in royal David’s city.