Love Handels - T0393679799Armonico Consort perform some of the most beautiful arias and duets from Handel and other baroque masters. These wonderful works will be paired with letters, poetry and tales of love to create an entrancing evening of musical delight. The reader for the evening will be Oz Clarke.Performer Oz Clarke (reader). Director Christopher Monks (harpsichord). Performer Eloise Irving (soprano). Performer William Towers (countertenor).
|23 May 19||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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J.S. Bach Easter Oratorio - T436812222
|1 Feb 19||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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Handel's Water Music and Biber's Missa Salisburgensis - T1300369843
|3 Feb 18||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 - T0346093466
|23 Sep 17||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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Bach - The Wedding Cantata - T655776032In a sublime evening of baroque brilliance, world famous soprano, Gillian Keith will join Armonico Consort in a programme of Bach Cantatas, including his secular masterpiece 'The Wedding Cantata'.Musical Director Christopher Monks. Performer Gillian Keith (soprano).
|19 Mar 16||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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Christmas Oratorio - T1452757392Musical Director Christopher Monks. Performer Gillian Keith. Performer William Towers (countertenor). Performer Nathan Vale (tenor). Performer Willard White (Sir - bass).
|20 Dec 15||Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156|
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T1369269692 (02OCT15)In a brand new programme for Armonico Consort, the virtuosic demands and instrumental style of Bach's hypnotic motets create the most challenging of performances for singers. These choral masterpieces, intertwined with the astonishingly ambitious Goldberg Variations, played on the harp by harpist Catrin Finch.Performer Catrin Finch.
|2 Oct 15||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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T0370816760 (11FEB15)Armonico Consort had the privilege of being the first group to perform Vivaldi's Four Seasonswith Nicola Benedetti in 2005 at the Hampton COurt Palace Festival, shortly after she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year. Since then, Nicola's global career has blossomed as she becomes one of the greatest violinists in the world. For this performance, Nicola uses her new Baroque bow and will also substitute the strings on her 1717 Stradivarius (build 5 years before this work was written) with gut strings to create a perfect peiod instrument for the work. The Four Seasons is perfectly complimented by the rarely performed but brilliant Beatus Vir. A work similar in structure and vibrancy to Vivaldi's Gloria, it is packed full of joyous, serene and beautiful melodies, set to create a Valentine's concert like no other.Performer Nicola Benedetti. Company Armonico Consort and Baroque Players. Director Christopher Monks.
|11 Feb 15||Octagon Theatre, Yeovil :: V919|
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Messiah - T27841233Music Handel. Conductor Christopher Monks. Performer Elin Manahan-Thomas (soprano). Performer Michael Chance (countertenor). Performer Nathan Vale (tenor). Performer Andrew Davies (bass).
|14 Dec 14||Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156|
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T01118921935 (22NOV14)Elgar's cantata The Spirit of England dates from 1917 and is one of his last works. Very different in mood from the Elgar of the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, the piece is the composer's horrified response to the suffering and misery of the First World War. It is a setting of three of Laurence Binyon's war poems: The Fourth of August, To Women and For the Fallen. In the second half or the concert, Armonico Consort and Orchestra perform Brahms's German-language setting of the Requiem, begun in 1865 when the composer was mourning the death of his mother.Conductor Christopher Monks.
|22 Nov 14||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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Rachmaninov Vespers - T766143343Armonico Consort Soloists perform the deeply moving and reflective All-Night Vigil, an extraordinary collection of pieces set to liturgical text from the Russian Orthodox Church. As a composer better known for his large orchestral works and the virtuosity of his concertos, the Vespers, for a capella 12 part choir, is written in an astounding style which could itself be described as symphonic. Sublime melodies and intricate rhythms paired with the colourful Russian script have made the Vespers timelessly moving, with a truly unique style of choral writing. As the composer himself said, "Even in my wildest dreams I could not have imagined that I would write such a work".Director Christopher Monks.
|23 Oct 14||Octagon Theatre, Yeovil :: V919|
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Bach: St Matthew Passion - T1628540513Performer Nathan Vale (Evangelist). Performer Willard White (Sir - Christus). Company Armonico Consort and Baroque Players. Director Christopher Monks.
|13 Apr 14||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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Naked Byrd - T01680373534Following the succes of the Supersize Polyphony concert last February, which included a stunning performance of Thomas Tallis's 40-part motet Spem in Alium, Armonico returns with more Renaissance choral music in this concert, which sets the music of William Byrd in its historical context. As well as Byrd's Ave Verum and music from his Four-Part Mass, the programme also includes Victoria's Versa Est, Lotti's Crucifixus and Allegri's famous setting of the Miserere.
|21 Mar 13||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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J.S. Bach - Mass in B Minor - T308609247
|9 Feb 13||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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Soloists and Baroque Players: Too Hot to Handel - T99082458Musical Director Christopher Monks. Performer William Towers (countertenor). Performer Yvette Bonner (soprano).
|14 Nov 12||The Hawth, Crawley :: V720|
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Too Hot to Handel - T1813552323In an evening of sublime beauty, a Handel opera, as never heard before. Armonico Consort once again interprets music of the baroque in a unique way for the 21st Century. The story of two lovers carefully intertwines the most most ravishing of Handel's arias from his many operas, romping from drama to comedy, from tragedy to laughter.Musical Director Christopher Monks. Performer William Towers (countertenor). Performer Yvette Bonne (soprano).
|17 Jul 12||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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|15 Jul 12||Pleasance, Inner London :: V276|
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and Orchestra of the Baroque - T01240966078Performer Nichola Benedetti (violin). Performer Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet). Performer Anna Sandstom (soprano). Director Christopher Monks (harpsichord).
|1 Apr 12||The Hawth, Crawley :: V720|
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Dido and Aeneas - T1299294896Concert PerformanceConductor Emma Kirby (Dame). Conductor Christopher Monks.
|30 Oct 11||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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Christmas Choral Concert - T439634912Company The Orchestra of the Baroque. Conductor Christopher Monks. Performer Crispian Steele Perkins (trumpet). Performer Anna Sandstrom (soprano).
|17 Dec 10||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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Baroque Brillance - T908935701Armonico Consort are quickly becoming a global sensation in the world of Baroque and classical music. They are joined by two of the country’s most outstanding young artists, both much in demand all over the world. Natalie Clein’s exceptional musicality has earned her a number of prestigious prizes including the title of Classical Brit Award for Young British Performer and BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1994. Born in Swansea, Elin Manahan Thomas is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading young sopranos.Performer Natalie Clein (cello). Performer Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano). Company Armonico Consort Choir and Orchestra. Director Christopher Monks.
|9 May 09||Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury :: V0465778148|
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Monteverdi's Vespers - T0639022190Monteverdi's Vespers, written in 1610 for performance at St Mark's in Venice is well known for the richness of its instrumental and choral writing and is one of the glories of the early music repertoire.Conductor Christopher Monks.
|5 Sep 08||Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442|
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Dido and Aeneas - T1523949099Purcell's re-telling of the tragic love affair between the Queen of Carthage and her Trojan hero is beautifully captured by Festival favourites The Armonico Consort. The second half of the evening sees a witty re-scripting of Le Bourgeiis Gentilhomme by Kit Hesbeth Harvey.Music Purcell.
|4 Jun 08||Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923|
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The Monteverdi Vespers (1610) - T2077649589
|28 May 08||Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910|
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Out of the Deep - 5 Voices - T1563523911Director Christopher Monks.
|28 Oct 03||St David's Hall, Cardiff :: V825|
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