Daniel Collins began singing at the age of seven as a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. After obtaining a first-class degree in music from Magdalen College, Oxford, he continued his studies at the Royal College of Music under Ashley Stafford. Since then, Dan has performed extensively across the world as a consort singer and soloist, and since 2014 has been a regular member of The Sixteen.

With The Sixteen, Daniel Collins has recently performed as a soloist in a series of Purcell’s Welcome Songs and Odes at Wigmore Hall, Sir James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater at the Barbican and in the Sistine Chapel, Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri at Wigmore, and Bach's Magnificat in D at Cadogan Hall, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, alongside a busy schedule of the Choral Pilgrimage, tours and recordings. Most recently Dan Collins was a soloist for The Sixteen's performances of Bach's Lutheran Masses at Wigmore Hall. He has sung regularly with many of the top UK choirs, including Tenebrae, The Marian Consort, the Gabrieli Consort, and Arcangelo, and was involved in the widely acclaimed recording of Handel's Messiah with Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d’Astrée. In August 2024 Daniel is appearing at the Royal Albert Hall with Rushil Ranjan and his Orchestral Qawwali.

As a soloist and consort singer Daniel Collins has appeared in many of the world’s top concert venues, cathedrals, and churches, including the Royal Albert Hall at the BBC Proms, the Sistine Chapel, Wigmore Hall, The Barbican, Alice Tully Hall, NYC, Cadogan Hall, Theatre de la Champs Elysees, the Wiener Konzerthaus, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, and the Sydney Opera House and Town Hall.

Daniel Collins has an extensive discography as a soloist. These include Purcell’s Royal Welcome Songs recordings (The Sixteen, CORO), on James Macmillan’s Stabat Mater (The Sixteen, CORO), on recordings of Purcell’s church music (Priory) and Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri (Priory), JS Bach’s B minor mass (Arcangelo, Hyperion), Alexander Levine: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Crystostom (Tenebrae, Hyperion). As a consort singer, Dan has appeared on many of The Sixteen’s recordings since 2010, alongside recordings for choirs including Tenebrae, Arcangelo, The Gabrieli Consort, and The Marian Consort. Some clips of Dan's recordings can he heard here.