Since its inception, the Concert de l’Hostel Dieu has been a major player in the French Baroque scene.
The set is distinguished by a sensitive and dynamic approach to the interpretation of the vocal repertoire of the 18th century. Under the direction of Franck-Emmanuel Comte, passionate artist and committed educator, he defends the originality and specificity of a regional repertoire by highlighting Baroque manuscripts preserved in the libraries of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The ensemble thus carries out various renditions and editions of unpublished scores enriched by the privileged links which Lyon maintained with Italy. Promoting a historical and philological approach to Baroque and Classical repertoire, including the Mozartian catalogue, The Concert of the Hostel Dieu systematically offers an interpretation on period instruments.
One of the strengths of the Concert de l’Hostel Dieu is its ability to transpose the richness and diversity of Baroque music to our time. Nourished by stimulating artistic collaborations, the ensemble is a hotbed of creativity that brings together the different Baroque aesthetics with various cultures and artists with diverse backgrounds. Its creations reinvent the concert format and aim at reaching new audiences of different ages and also to perform in outlying areas where access to cultural events is often limited.
As well as creating and performing, Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu also supports young soloists at the beginning of their careers, noticed at international singing competitions or academies.
The Concert de l’Hostel Dieu is supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the City of Lyon, ADAMI and SPEDIDAM.