Our Partners

Armonico Consort

Armonico consort


AC Academy is our 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.

We develop and support choirs and choir leaders across the UK through our in-school Choir Creation Scheme, after school AC Academy choirs and SEN projects in partnership with music services nationwide and in collaboration with venues such as The Royal Albert Hall. Working closely with Coventry Music, we support their Singing Strategy and singing events across the city.


We work with various Coventry SEN school Centre. In 2022 we worked with all 8 SEN schools to produce a wonderful version of "jack and the beanstalk" which was performed to parents at the Albany Theatre, Coventry


Our unique Choir Creation scheme creates sustainable in-school music education in partnership with Coventry Music and to date we have worked with almost 60% of Coventry schools.

Sessions are aimed at KS2 and KS3. The Choir Creation programme:

  • Helps establish new choirs or improve existing choirs at schools
  • Provides training for a teacher at the school to become the choir leader
  • Offers ongoing mentoring support for the newly trained choir leader
  • Free of charge

 Following the completion of the scheme the schools are invited to take part in one of AC Academy's gala concerts performing in prestigious venues alongside Armonico Consort's professional singers and musicians.

For more information, please contact Nathan Cole, Head of Education: ncole@Armonico.org.uk 


Our AC Academy after school Choirs are un-auditioned singing groups for young people aged 7-16. Our AC Academy Coventry after-school choir currently rehearse at St Mary and St Benedict's school on Wednesdays from 4.15-5.30pm. Sessions cost £5 per half term (which roughly works out around £1 per week). The AC Academy Coventry choir have the opportunity to perform in local concerts throughout the year as well as at our fantastic bi-annual concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The choir have also taken part in residential performance tours to Conwy in 2022 and Cheddar in 2023.


16-18 year old AC Academy singers can apply for an Armonico Consort scholarship through which they will have opportunities to perform with the professional Consort musicians throughout the year. Scholar rehearsals take place in Warwick on Tuesday evenings.

For further information about the AC Academy After-school Choir or about AC scholarships please contact Ann Hannan, Education Administrator: ahannan@armonico.org.uk

You can also visit the Armonico Consort website for more information about our Education and Community works and view the events page to see fantastic up-coming events.