Since 1987 Le Concert Spirituel has become one of the leading exponents in the performance of baroque music – notably of French repertoire – on period instruments, throughout Europe and across the world. As an ensemble associated with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, it works closely with the Centre’s musicologists, frequently appearing at both the Chapelle Royale and the Opéra Royal at the Chateau of Versailles.
Le Concert Spirituel has distinguished itself in the most prestigious festivals of France and other countries: the Festival d’Ambronay, Villa Medici in Rome, Holland Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht, Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music in London, Bremen Musikfest, Boston Early Music Festival, Festival Internacional de Música da Póvoa de Varzim, Festival d’Art Sacré in Paris, French Festivals in Sablé, Saint Michel en Thiérache and La Chaise-Dieu and also the Fes Festival of Sacred World Music in Morocco.
It is also invited to perform in leading concert halls in many different countries, among which can be numbered the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Bruxelles, Victoria Hall in Genève, Auditorium de Lyon, Opéra-Comique, Théatre des Champs-Elysées, Théatre du Chatelet and Cité de la Musique all in Paris, the Palais des Papes in Avignon, Arsenal at Metz and Library of Congress in Washington.
Le Concert Spirituel is a notable contributor to the continuing revival of the French Baroque operatic tradition through its recordings on Glossa: Boismortier’s Daphnis et Chloé, Destouches’ Callirhoé, Marais’ Sémélé and Lully’s Proserpine are good examples. In parallel to these operas Le Concert Spirituel has been exploring the sacred repertoire of the French early Baroque, especially that of Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Hervé Niquet and Le Concert Spirituel are also responsible for significant interpretations of music by Purcell and Handel (the ensemble played the music of Handel to an audience estimated at around 10,000 in the Parque del Retiro in Madrid and the recording of the Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks was the recipient of the Edison Prize in 2004).
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