Daniel Collins - Countertenor
Daniel is an established professional freelance countertenor based in London.
His voice has been described as both “rich” and “lyrical”,
and is suited as much to Baroque oratorio as it is to French song.
Daniel is currently in demand as both a soloist and a choral
singer throughout the UK and Europe, singing regularly with many of the country’s
top choirs and ensembles.
See the Ensembles page for the professional music ensembles and choirs Daniel
is associated with.
Classic FM, The Sixteen
and the Genesis Foundation present the
first ever live-streamed concert from the
|Daniel was one of the soloists for the
Sir James MacMillan’s
Stabat mater in the
Sistine Chapel, Rome.
Click here to watch The Sixteen live from the Sistine Chapel.
Video available until 22/5/2018
|Concert review: The Sixteen
presents Bach’s Magnificat at Rochester Cathedral, by Anna
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.
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).