Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra Directed by Christopher Monks Armonico Consort brings to life the world’s greatest oratorio, and for so many a tradition opening their Christmas celebrations. Performed on instruments of the period with the greatest young soloists from Armonico Consort, Handel’s masterpiece continues to be held close to the heart of both Armonico Consort and the millions who adore it.  There is arguably no other work in history which contains so many memorable melodies and texts which both move and inspire.