• Huelgas Ensemble

    Huelgas Ensemble

    Concerts - Recordings - Research
    Artistic director: Paul Van Nevel
  • Huelgas Ensemble

    Huelgas Ensemble

    Concerts - Recordings - Research
    Artistic director: Paul Van Nevel
  • Huelgas Ensemble

    Huelgas Ensemble

    Concerts - Recordings - Research
    Artistic director: Paul Van Nevel
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Upcoming concerts

08-12-2020
Orlandus Lassus : lamentations

Gdansk (PL)

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04-03-2021
Het Landschap van de polyfonisten: de wereld van de Franco-Flamands 1400-1600

Dortmund (D)

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05-03-2021
Het Landschap van de polyfonisten: de wereld van de Franco-Flamands 1400-1600

Rotterdam (NL)

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06-03-2021
Het Landschap van de polyfonisten: de wereld van de Franco-Flamands 1400-1600

Amsterdam (NL)

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Latest CD

The Magic of Polyphony

Sony Music / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

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News & announcements

Three explorations into unknown territory
Director : Paul Van Nevel

The Huelgas Ensemble organizes three weekends in which unknown repertoire is rehearsed under the direction of Paul Van Nevel.  The target group is professional, semi-professional and amateur singers, who have some experience of singing polyphony and who can read well. The main objective is to study a polyphonic composition, an exciting exploration into previously unknown territory!  

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!!! ATTENTION !!!  PENTECOST FESTIVAL 2020 POSTPONED

Pentecost Festival 2021 !
21 - 22 - 23 May 2021 !
The Huelgas Ensemble in Talant (Burgundy)
Artistic director : Paul Van Nevel 

The Huelgas Ensemble is a cultural ambassador for Flemish heritage

Unfortunately, after the overwhelming success of the first Huelgas festival in Talant in 2019, the second festival of 2020 cannot take place, due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. As a result of this force majeure, the Huelgas Ensemble is left with no choice but to postpone the festival to 2021. The programme of the Pentecost weekend 2021 (21-23 May) will be exactly that of 2020. We therefore invite you in advance to this celebration of polyphony: Talant 2020 est mort, vive Talant 2021!

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A new book by Paul Van Nevel:
Het landschap van de polyfonisten - The world of the Franco-Flemish School (1400-1600)

Why did the polyphonists all come from the same region of southwest Belgium and northern France? And and what was the influence of this region on their music? A unique analysis of the environment - the ‘cultural landscape’ - of the 15th and 16th-century musician. The book includes a CD and no fewer than 168 beautiful photographs.

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Paul Van Nevel wins the fifth Luc Verbekeprijs

The fifth Luc Verbekeprijs 2019, awarded by the Committee for French Flanders (KFV), has been awarded to Paul Van Nevel for his book ‘The landscape of the polyphonists’ published by Lannoo-Tielt.

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Programme proposals

A Prospectus for the new season

Brochure Huelgas

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Recent Awards

OPUS Klassik Preis Oper 17./18. Jahrhundert

CD "Francesca Caccini : La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina"

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Preis der Deutschen Schalplattenkritik

CD "The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi"

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Choc de Classica

CD "The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi"

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Recent reviews

Musique de la Renaissance - Paul Van Nevel, l'amant intrépide de la polyphonie
" (...) Ce qu’on retrouve partout dans cette expérience, c’est avant tout un degré d’excellence vocale, avec ses lignes parfaitement maîtrisées et mises à nu par un dispositif ramassé. Et puis il y a des révélations et des (re)découvertes en cascade, qui nous ...

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The Magic of Polyphony. AllMusic Review by James Manheim
" (...) The music was recorded, beautifully, in a Romanesque church near Dijon in 2018, and the program is unified loosely by a set of general guidelines for the selections at that event: the music emphasized "unknown repertoire, undeservedly obscure composers, and experiments that fall outside the scope of the normal concert season."  ...

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Klang gewordene Architektur
"(...)  „Ein Testament von sechs Jahrhunderten polyfoner Musik in Europa“ habe er errichten wollen, sagt Ensemble-Leiter Paul Van Nevel. Ein großer Anspruch, den das perfekt aufeinander eingestimmte Vokalensemble mit wunderbar transparenten und immer leicht schwebenden Klängen indes einlösen kann.  (...)" ...

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