The Collective was formed in January 2016. The group is composed of actors, singers, musical directors and others working in the arts who enjoy singing choral music of various styles in a relaxed and unpretentious environment. The added twist is that the choir is led by not one musical director but many, who share the accompanying and conducting of the group.
The Collective gave their first public performances in August 2016 when they performed at All Hallows by the Tower and St Mary's Church Putney, in two collaborative concerts with PopUp Choir of Minneapolis, USA.
Their repertoire ranged from Renaissance polyphony to jazz standards and featured the UK premiere of US composer Jocelyn Hagen's 'To See the Sky'.