28/9/19: The Renaissance Consort of Naples Daniel conducted the inaugural concert of the The Renaissance Consort of Naples at the Casale di Teverolaccio. After three months planning and only one rehearsal, the day before the event, the 21 singers of the "The Renaissance Consort of Naples" walked on stage in the Casale di Teverolaccio and performed under the direction of the English music director Daniel Collins. A fine concert and a great personal success for Daniel.
22/4/2018 Classic FM, The Sixteen and the Genesis Foundation present the first ever live-streamed concert from the Sistine Chapel. Daniel was one of the soloists for the amazing performance of
Sir James MacMillan's Stabat mater in the Sistine Chapel, Rome.
Daniel won the prestigious in 2018 Royal Philharmonic Society Ensemble award with The Sixteen.
Posted by Anna Morell
Concert review: The Sixteen presents Bach's Magnificat at Rochester Cathedral, by Anna Morell
The standout moments for me were Daniel Collins’ solos – an alto, his voice has an astonishing purity. ‘Et misericordia…’ can be touched by melodrama, but not a bit of it here. A soaring, drawing in to the mercy articulated with such emotion that I found my made-up eyes a little pandafied afterwards.
His second solo accompanied by the most delicious flutes was similarly extraordinary. ‘Esurientes implevit bonis et divites dimisit inanes’ can be a bit… well, twee and inanes. This rendition had depth, texture, a sincerity and a serenity borne of lightness (again, that lightness – such a departure for the playing of most Bach).
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