On Friday 6 September 2019, a few keen cyclists will embark on an epic 200 mile, four day adventure, forging a link between Armonico Consort's AC Academy choirs in Coventry and those in Bournemouth.
Leading this motley crew will be wine specialist, writer and TV presenter Oz Clarke and Armonico Consort's Artistic Director Christopher Monks, along with singers William Towers and Eloise Irving. They will perform excerpts of their hugely successful concert series - Oz and Armonico Drink to Music - at venues along the way.
Joining them will be most of the Presidents Circle led by Roger Medwell MBE DL in a bid to raise over £10,000 for the charity's work in creating school choirs and training teachers as choir leaders across the UK. Already on course to deliver 300 new choirs by 2020, the charity now aims to create another 300 choirs and choir leaders beyond that, benefiting many thousands of children long into the future.
All in all, they'll have a lot of fun along the way, and are aiming to raise a great deal of money for work they all believe in passionately and which is desperately needed in a time of austerity. Singing is proven to have the power to build confidence and self esteem in people of all ages, breaking down barriers, building friendships and improving academic results in all areas. Additionally, it has an incredible effect on mental health and well-being, and we would urge you to give whatever you can to help us smash our £10,000 target.
Armonico Consort is especially grateful to Phillips 66 and JET, BluDog and Corratec Electric Bikes. Special thanks also to Mr Roger Medwell MBE, DL and Mr Baljit Shergill for generously supporting this event.