Armonico Consort is a critically acclaimed UK choir and instrumental ensemble renowned for its inspiring concerts and imaginative singing education programme, AC Academy.
Inspiring audiences with passionate performances.
Critically acclaimed choir and instrumental ensemble Armonico Consort entertains audiences across the country with its high quality concerts, outstanding recordings and innovative projects. Drawing on the passions of forward-thinking founder and artistic director Christopher Monks, our professional singers and musicians perform inspiring programmes, spanning the Baroque to the present day.
Central to Armonico Consort is our education programme AC Academy, which reaches 15,000 children a year across the UK through its in-school Choir Creation Scheme and after-school AC Academy Choirs in partnership with music hubs nationwide.
The legacy of a choir that lasts forever
AC Academy is Armonico Consort’s extensive and imaginative singing education programme, which reaches 15,000 young people a year offering life-changing experiences and first-class performance opportunities through fun and engaging singing projects.
The charity develops and supports choirs and choir leaders across the UK through its in-school Choir Creation Scheme, after school AC Academy Choirs and SEN projects, in partnership with music hubs nationwide and in collaboration with venues such as the Royal Albert Hall.
By 2020, we aim to create 300 children’s choirs and 300 choir leaders leaving a singing legacy across the country.
Armonico's workplace choir scheme
There’s never been a better time to invest in the health and happiness of your workforce.
There is strong scientific evidence that singing helps reduce stress and improves mental and physical well-being. Our research shows it boosts productivity too.
Voice Squad is Armonico Consort’s workplace choir scheme which brings employees from across the business together in a social and fun activity to help create a happier, more productive, workforce.
IN DULCI JUBILO! BAROQUE CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT: 02/12/2023 - 09/12/2023
Few countries celebrate Christmas like the Germans do, although the city of Venice comes pretty close! From the magisterial splendour of the Venetian baroque to the grand and huge-scale works of Michael Praetorius, one thing is certain – Christmas-inspired composers to create the greatest tunes even back in the 16th & 17th Centuries! If you
ARMONICO CONSORT’S PRESIDENT’S CAROLS AT THE CASTLE: 20/12/2023 - 20/12/2023
Following the sell-out success of this event in 2022, we once again invite you to join a select group of Armonico Consort’s finest singers for this brand-new and exclusive event as they welcome Christmas in the magnificent setting of the Great Hall at Warwick Castle. Arrive through the beautifully lit courtyard, past glittering trees, to
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT: 21/12/2023 - 21/12/2023
Carols by Candlelight has become a firm tradition of Armonico Consort’s festive programme over the past 22 years. What better way to enjoy the warmth and joy of the Christmas season than in the sublime candlelit setting of the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick for a feast of carols, combining traditional favourites and newly-discovered
HANDEL DIXIT DOMINUS - F SCARLATTI DANIELE: 27/01/2024 - 03/02/2024
In one of the bibles most epic and incredible stories, Scarlatti brings to life a tale of betrayal, courage, faith, and love. The story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den lay hidden in a library for centuries. Unearthed by Armonico Consort, this treasure is one of the most dramatic oratorios ever set to music. Le
THE FORGOTTEN SCARLATTI TOUR: 08/02/2024 - 27/07/2024
If you love both the splendid choral grandeur of Bach and Handel, but also the polychoral works of the Venetian baroque and the ornate spacial complexity of Tallis’ Spem in Alium, this programme of Francesco Scarlatti’s rarely performed masterpieces in exclusive brand new editions by Dr Geoffrey Webber, are not be missed. Hidden in the Bodleian
LOVE HANDELS: 22/03/2024 - 22/03/2024
After the popularity of this programme, we decided to give our audience an additional treat of this gem, Love Handels, which encompasses some of the most beautiful arias and duets from the Baroque period woven together with poems and stories exploring love through the centuries. Programme includes: HANDEL Duet: ‘Caro, Bella piu amabile belta’ from
Splendid - Naked Byrd 2
Dido & Aeneas – “The vocal ensembles are beautifully sparse and luminous and the instrumental playing is brightly streamlined.”