Organiser: Armonico Consort
Date: Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 1:00pm to Friday, 17 July 2020 - 3:00pm

Oz & Armonico Drink to Music in a live, recorded performance

A Crafty Beer interview with The King’s Singers

Unlocking Baroque Memories - Spring from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

Virtual choir sings special version of God Only Knows

Singing sessions for children and older people


Armonico Consort is waving goodbye to lockdown with an exciting three-day, online, festival (15-17 July). 

Armonico Consort’s Unlocked Festival will feature live recorded concerts, interviews, singing workshops, musical recollections, a virtual choir and more, all delivered free via its Facebook and YouTube channels.

Among the highlights, wine expert Oz Clarke joins singers, instrumentalists and Artistic Director Christopher Monks, for a live, recorded performance of Oz & Armonico Drink to Music (Part 1 of 4).  It is the second in a brand new concert series of socially-distanced performances filmed at The Court House, Warwick, announced by the choir last month. 

Members of The King’s Singers are Christopher Monks’ latest guests in the engaging Crafty Beer interview series and violinist Salomé Rateau shares her recollections and plays Spring from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with Armonico’s baroque musicians in Unlocking Baroque Memories.

The Festival centrepiece is a massed virtual choir featuring the whole Armonico family singing a special version of the Beach Boys’ classic God Only Knows.  The track was recorded live at The Court House, Warwick by its professional musicians, using baroque instruments!  There are contributions from members of its AC Academy choirs and Scholars and from its Voice Squad workplace and community choirs including University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire singing from their ambulance bay and Austin Heath Retirement Village, Leamington Spa, from their garden.

The festival also includes a final live Sing ‘n’ Shine children’s singing session with Patrick Stockbridge, a Sing with Simon workshop for older people and another chance to see the first of the new live, recorded concerts, Dido and Aeneas.

Armonico Consort’s Unlocked Festival takes place from 15-17 July via Facebook and YouTube  For full details visit


Armonico Consort’s Unlocked Festival


Highlights include:

Wed 15 July, 6pm             A Crafty Beer with The King’s Singers

Wed 15 July, 1pm             Unlocking Baroque Memories: ‘Spring’ from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

Wed 15 July, 2pm             Sing ‘n’ Shine Live

Thu 16 July, 6pm              Live, recorded performance: Oz & Armonico (Part One)

Fri 17 July, 11am               Sing with Simon

Fri 17 July, 2pm                 God Only Knows virtual choir performance

Full details of Armonico Consort’s Unlocked Festival