Nicolas Lhoste began singing at the age of 8 in the “Maîtrise de la Cathédrale de Chartres” and continued his training in other choirs such as the “Maîtrise des Hauts de Seine” and the “Chœur d’enfants de l’Opéra National de Paris”. He participated in numerous productions with children’s voices (Paillasse, Werther, Turandot, Wozzeck, Tosca, Boris Godounov, La Bohème, etc).
After becoming a male voice, he continued to sing in various groups, including the “Chœur de l’Armée Française” and the “Chœur Français d’Opéra”, and he was regularly engaged as an extra in the French lyric theaters, working with various great names in the profession (François-René Duchable, Roberto Alagna, Ton Koopman or Jean-Claude Casadessus, etc).
Particularly attracted to the repertoire of early music and oratorio, he participates in concerts and recordings of several vocal and instrumental groups.
In 1994, he founded a vocal ensemble of men’s voices specialized in early music.
In 2006, the rector of Chartres Cathedral entrusted him with the position of cantor and he became coordinator of the musical life of the cathedral (liturgy, celebrations, auditions and concerts). He manages the artistic coordination of the Soirées de la cathédrale. Since 2019, he has been the director of the Cathedral’s Choir.
Trained at the Catholic Institute of Paris (Certificate of Liturgical Music), he holds the professional card of liturgical cantor.