The Folk Collective started in 2013 with one small ensemble of enthusiastic vocalists and acoustic musicians. They identified that there is rarely a place for Indie and Folk groups in school music departments, so opted to create one themselves. It has since grown into three ensemble groups, each directed by the students with guidance from the Academy’s music staff.
Every year the ensembles negotiate the unique instrumentation of their group, select their own repertoire and create one of a kind arrangements. We are especially proud of our Year 10 Folk Collective, who, after only forming 2 months ago (March 2015), have completed this feat and performed to an audience of 300.
Ensemble: Year 10 Folk CollectiveSong: Valerie
Composer: The Zutons
Ensemble: Year 11 Folk CollectiveSong: Quelqu’un M’a Dit
Composer: Carla Bruni
Ensemble: Year 12 Folk CollectiveSong: Beds are Burning
Composer: Midnight Oil