Pastyme is a vocal group from Asheville who perform a cappella music of all kinds. Even though Pastyme has its roots in the sacred and secular music of the High Renaissance, the group also performs a cappella music from a wide variety of literature, from classical to jazz. The group has no director; instead, all contribute to the selection, artistic interpretation, and development of each piece. Pastyme was formed in 1999 by a group of friends who enjoyed making music with each other. The members of Pastyme are all active in the music community of Asheville, singing with church choirs, the opera and musical theatre. The group has also performed at numerous venues and churches in the Southeast, including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC; the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, GA; and the Echo Early Music Festival in Asheville, NC.