• 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

24-09-2021
Fumeux fume

Essen (DE), Salzlager

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25-09-2021
Fumeux fume

Essen (DE), Salzlager

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27-09-2021
Les sources d'inspiration de Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Brussels (BE), Kapellekerk

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01-10-2021
Commémoration de Prémontré

Laon (FR), Eglise Saint-Martin de Laon

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Latest CD

En Albion

Sony Music / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

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News & announcements


Docu-concerts – Laus Polyphoniae 2021

Huelgas performs three of Josquin’s Masses in the ‘Docu-concert’ series of Laus Polyphoniae 2021: Missa Malhuer me bat (21 August, and uploaded in the ‘Films’ section of our website), Missa Faisant regretz (26 August, and uploaded in the ‘Films’ section of our website ) and Missa L’homme armé super voces musicales (29 August).

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ATTENTION!!!  PENTECOST FESTIVAL 2021 postponed to 2022

The Huelgas Ensemble in Talant (Burgundy)
Artistic director : Paul Van Nevel 

It is difficult for us to announce, but circumstances beyond our control have forced us to postpone Talant's Huelgas Pentecost Festival 2021 until the Whitsun weekend of 2022.

So, kindly make a note of the new dates for the Pentecost Festival 2022 :
Friday 3 June - Saturday 4 June - Sunday 5 June 2022
It will be an unprecedented festival, with recently discovered repertoire and a number of surprises, as befits the Talant Festival!  

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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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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

Extreme Harmonies
“…its founder, Paul van Nevel, is still at the helm and maintains an absolutely exceptional level. Performances by the Huelgas Ensemble always bring amazing experiences and this time was no different…” ...

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In memoriam Josquin Desprez
“…Paul van Nevel and the unsurpassable Huelgas Ensemble provided the antithesis to this often tense interpretation: in the pure melodiousness of these singers, Josquin's works sometimes seemed almost like a sound sculpture…” ...

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Festival Laus Polyphoniae 2021
“…the Huelgas Ensemble was also the protagonist of two docu-concerts, one dedicated to the Missa Malheur me bat, and the other to the Missa L'homme armé sexti toni. The former is a splendid parody mass in which the voices of the chanson of the same name frequently resound, particularly in the Credo and Sanctus, with the point ...

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