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Christmas Vocal Explosion

A festive night of vocal treats for you all, featuring:-

  • The Simpletones
  • The Knighton Community Choir
  • Lux A Cappella
  • The Locksmiths
  • and a virtual appearance from The Collective...
  • and Special Guests!!!!

The Christmas Vocal Explosion will be livestreamed on YouTube from Christchurch, Clarendon Park, Leicester between 7pm and 10pm on Saturday 18th December 2021, hosted by Simon Lubkowski.

A limited number of tickets will be available for sale to those who would like to attend in person on the day. The church has limited capacity and tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis! Entrance without a ticket will not be permitted unless there are empty seats.

Ticket prices for this event are as follows:-
£12 for Adults over 21;
£8 for Adults under 21
FREE for anyone under the age of 16.

More information about the event will be released here nearer the date/time of the event, including a link to the livestream. So keep on coming back for more information.

Collective Live

August 5th -> August 7th 2022

Collective Live ~ Where is it being staged?

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Athena, Queen Street, Leicester LE1 1QD

Designed, and built, in 1936 and set in the heart of Leicester City Centre, Athena retains its original art deco splendour, along with its reputation for being the leading venue within the region.

Athena is a landmark building, with a Grade II Preservation status, that is situated within the cultural quarter of the city centre. The venue combines original features such as its exceptional acoustic insulation with state of the art technology, ideal venue for festivals, shows, exhibitions, cultural events and more.

For more information about Athena Click Here


Collective Live ~ What are the dates?

Friday August 5th through to Sunday August 7th 2022

The Music Team are working on the programme and timetable for Collective Live. Whilst We do NOT expect to produce a final timetable until soon before the event takes place, please keep coming back here because any information about Collective Live will be published here first.

The draft outline timetable is as follows:-

Date Times
Friday 5th August Start 1pm
End 11pm
Saturday 6th August Start 11am
End 12am midnight
Sunday 7th August Start 12pm noon
End 10pm

Click to reserve your place at Collective Live.

Collective Live ~ How much is the deposit to secure my place?

Early Bird Prices

For Adults (over 26) A non-refundable deposit of £30.00 will secure your place
OR
Pay the full amount (also non-refundable) of £75.00 if you know you are definitely coming.

For those under 26 a non-refundable deposit of £10.00 is required to secure your place
OR
full amount of £30.00 if you know you are definitely attending.(also non-refundable)

These Early Bird Discounts run until 31st December 2021– after this time the total may go up

Click to book Now via our partners Big Hit Merch

Collective Live ~ Where to Stay (Hotels)?

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We have arranged a Group Discount at the Ramada Encore by Wyndham Hotel, Charles Street, Leicester for those attending Collective Live. Bookings, using this code, will be available here soon so keep an eye out and DO NOT BOOK until the BookNow Link is available here!!

Ramada Encore, Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1QD

The Ramada Encore by Wyndham Leicester City Centre is a superb stylish hotel in Leicester within easy walking distance to the train station, city centre and, MOST importantly, the Athena Events Venue where Collective Live will take place. This striking, contemporary hotel is a great choice, easy to find and the room prices we have been given for the group offer significant discount on the usual rates.

The normal nightly room rate of £150 per night per room, will be discounted to £87 (inc Breakfast) or £77 (without breakfast) - including Taxes and Fees. WATCH OUT for the Booking Link which will appear here soon! Use the currency convertor (on this page) to convert these prices to your local currency.


Collective Live ~ FAQS

Are there disabled facilities at this venue?

This unique space is has no fixed seating, allowing great flexibility of layouts and use of areas allowing wheelchair access. Tiered to allow great sightlines from all areas to the stage with wheelchair accessible toilets also located within easy access and areas for disabled parking.

Are there Hotels near the Venue?

We are in negotiation with hotels in the area to see if a Group Discount can be arranged. WATCH THIS SPACE for more information.

When will the event timetable be available?

The Music Team are working on the content and schedule for the Collective Live weekend. WATCH THIS SPACE for more information.

The draft timetable (subject to confirmation) is as follows:

Date Times
Friday 5th August Start 1pm
End 11pm
Saturday 6th August Start 11am
End 12am midnight
Sunday 7th August Start 12pm noon
End 10pm
Can non-Collective members attend Collective Live?

Anyone who pays the full cost of their attendance can attend Collective Live. WATCH THIS SPACE for more information.

Which is the best UK Airport for me to fly to for Collective Live?

We are in the process of putting together a detailed set of advice and information relating to travelling to and around the United Kingdom. Please come back soon when we hope this will be available.

How do I book my place for Collective Live?

Click to reserve your place at Collective Live.

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CD PreSale

Our FIRST ever CD is available for Pre-Sales. £15 (Limited Edition)

Featuring ALL of our Greatest Hits (14 tracks) and our five Christmas Songs from December 2020, this CD will be a high quality record of your time with the Collective Virtual Choir.

There will ONLY be a LIMITED NUMBER of CD's produced! You can pre-order your copy/copies of the CD NOW by clicking the link below.

The Collective Youth Choir

Following the growing success of The Collective Virtual Choir, formed in March 2020, The Collective Youth Chorus was formed in June 2020 for young people aged under 26 years

The Youth Chorus has members from around the world. Youth Chorus rehearsals are held, via Zoom, for two hours every Sunday between 6pm and 8pm (GMT - UK Time). Those in different timezones can find the rehearsal time for their timezones using our CollectiveApp.

Youth Chorus rehearsals are led by our Youth Team who consist of vetted adults who bring a wealth of musical experience to help you learn the songs and enjoy your experience of singing together with other young people from around the World in a safe environment!

Our Youth Chorus sing a variety of styles and genres of songs. There is NO CHARGE and you don't have to be able to read music, nor do you have to have any singing experience - just come along, meet people from around the world and have some fun singing some great songs!

If you are under 26 years of age and would like to sign up for The Collective Youth Choir please click on the image on the right (or below on a mobile device) and fill in the form then click SUBMIT!!!

Click Here to Sign up to Collective Youth

Our Videos of past song projects

Music

Dont Stop Believing

A Spaceman Came Travelling

Winter Wonderland

Winters Still

Dont Let The Sun Go Down on Me

Build me up Buttercup

Waiting

What Can I Say

Do You Hear The People Sing

Dancing Queen

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

White Cliffs of Dover

Im Still Standing

The Rose

Silent Night

Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Oh Magnum Mysterium

The Christmas Song

In The Bleak MidWinter

Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

Its Not The End

You Will Be Found

You've Got a Friend in Me

One Voice

White Cliffs of Dover

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It's FREE!!

Our Music Team consists of a team of highly skilled and devoted volunteers from all over the World. We work tirelessly to ensure that you can participate in the Virtual Choir FREE of any charge.

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About Us

Singing together in Choirs, Choruses, Quartets or any other groups you could imagine is about the joining of people, their voices, and the knowledge that we can do something together that we could never do alone.

In 2020 everyone's world changed, and the things we took for granted in our lives disappeared seemingly overnight. The impact of Covid19 seemed to have robbed us of our voices - taking away the harmony between us all, and leaving us isolated from our friends and family.

The idea of a Virtual Choir wasn't new, far from, it, but so many of these projects missed out a crucial part of why we sing together - the sense of belonging and community we gain from meeting new people, sharing our stories with them, hearing their stories back, and becoming friends, comrades, brothers and sisters - knowing that the forming of these relationships, and their continued nurturing and growth are one of the vital components to us raising our voices in song!

The Collective aims brings people from around the world to interact with one another to fully and wholly SING! Where the quality of our voices is matched only by the quality of the time we spend together, the old friendships we maintain, and the new friendships we discover.

More than 3800 people from 66 Countries have found solace within The Collective since the outbreak of Covid19, and we hope that when life returns to some kind of normality, the links made between us will endure, new avenues will be opened, new choices will be available to us, and we will finally stand side by side together, unified in song, in one voice, looking towards the future, hopeful, and undaunted.

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