hexaCollective was founded in 2011 by Sonya Knussen and Andrew Sauvageau as a vocal collective set up to highlight the many talents of their colleagues who were equally skilled as soloists and ensemble singers. The name refers to the six (hexa) traditional voice types: soprano, mezzo, alto, tenor, baritone, bass.
The ensemble has taken many forms over the years and collaborated with various ensembles and festivals. Now, in 2018, Sonya Knussen leads the ad hoc group in its return.
Past Performance Highlights:
2011 - hexaFamily - Artscape, Baltimore
- Family concert including the East Coast premiere of Libby Larson's Stone Soup.
2012 - Three by Joanna Lee - Artscape, Baltimore
- US Premiers of three short operas by British composers Joanna Lee.
2013 - The Rape of Lucretia - collaboration with Charm City Collegium
-Britten's "The Rape of Lucretia" in concert performance.
2014 - Albert Herring - collaboration with Charm City Collegium
- Britten's "Albert Herring" in concert performance.
2015 - 1, 2 ,3 - Music for one, two and three voices featuring Sara MacKimmie, Sonya Knussen and Anais Naharro-Murphy
- including the US premiere of Your Little Voice by Joanna Lee and the World Premiere of a new work by Douglas Buchanan.
2018 - Love, Life and Prayer
- including the US premieres of Karakia by Zoe Martlew and The Daffodils by Sean Shepherd.