Early performances garnered 5 star reviews, from the national press and the BBC Music Magazine, and audiences remain inspired by their programme.
The positive influence of singing
An education programme was fundamental to Armonico Consort from the outset. It now encompasses three AC Academy after-school choirs and an in-school choir creation programme which trains teachers as choir leaders. To date, they have reached over 250,000 young people!
In 2016, in partnership with sponsors Phillips 66, Armonico Consort created a major new initiative – the ‘Voice Squad’ workplace choir. This has had an incredibly positive impact on the well-being of workforces around the country, demonstrating the beneficial effects of singing on the human mind.
Following a new partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, the ‘Voice Squad’ now includes care homes and a ‘Memory Singers’ choir for those living with dementia.
Armonico recently launched ‘The Encore Appeal’, a large-scale fundraising campaign to develop and expand their community and education work with schoolchildren and young people with Special Educational Needs, and people living with dementia. Further information about the appeal can be found here.