Manchester Collective is a new kind of arts organisation, built for the diverse musical landscape of the 21st century. Our mission is to create radical human experiences through live music, for everyone. Your generous support of Manchester Collective, a registered not for profit, is what makes our mission possible.
We have all built our lives around music, and passionately believe in the power of music to move us and to excite us. It doesn't matter to us if you're a seasoned concert-goer, or if it's your first time. We don't care if you don't know your Beethoven from your Brahms, or your Biber from your Bieber.
The only thing we ask of you at our concerts is that you listen. Really listen.
And in return, we will create something extraordinary.
Manchester Collective is redefining how a new generation of audiences engage with the arts in the UK. Recently described by the Yorkshire Times as a "powerful, moving, & extraordinary" addition to the UK music scene, Manchester Collective produces world-class, innovative, and outward facing musical experiences for new audiences across Britain. Their thrilling live performances, allied with daring programming and a brazen approach to convention, have seen the Collective reach more than 65,000 people with their debut 2017 season.
In December 2017, Manchester Collective were appointed Ensemble in Residence at The Stoller Hall, a new flagship concert hall for Manchester. The 2018/19 season will include concert debuts in London, Cardiff, Hull, Newcastle, and Nottingham. 2018 will also see MC tour to Europe for the first time, having been invited to perform the opening concert of their 2018/19 season at the Parkstad Limburg Theater in Holland.
Recent performing highlights include the PRSF and ACE supported tour of the Collective’s major new music commission for 2018, 100 DEMONS, (featuring electronic musician Vessel, cellist and Radiohead collaborator Oliver Coates, and new music by Daniel Elms), and a packed performance of Messiaen’s epic “Quartet for the End of Time” in The Stoller Hall, rebroadcasted live to Facebook.