The Bate Collective side-by-side with Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu
Christoph Graupner (1683-1760) – Overture in F for 3 chalumeaux, flute and strings, GWV 449
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) – Fragments : airs and dances from Les Fêtes d’Hébé and Anacréon (1754)
Founded in 2015, The Bate Collective is an historical performance ensemble. Student-led, the name of the group comes from Philip Bate, the original curator of the historical instruments collection at the Music Faculty, the Bate Collection. Specialising in music from the 17th and 18th centuries, the group uses many of the instruments from the Bate Collection in their performances. They are regular participants in Keble Early Music Festival and previously performed alongside Instruments of Time and Truth in a side-by-side project.
The Concert de l’Hostel Dieu consists of a solo vocal ensemble and an orchestra playing on period instruments, who give about 60 concerts annually, which are mainly devoted to the baroque vocal repertoire. They are frequently invited to perform at international festivals and venues. The performances of the Concert de l’Hostel Dieu are always marked by a modern and dynamic approach to the baroque repertoire. Many of them involve different artistic disciplines. Innovative forms are developed and interfaces are created between oral traditions and ‘classical’ repertoire. In short, their artistic choices are bold and original. As well as creating and performing, the Concert de l’Hostel Dieu also supports young artists at the beginning of their careers and endeavours both to appeal to younger audiences, and to perform in outlying areas, where access to cultural events are often limited.
Supported by the John Fell Fund and Rameau Project.