• 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

03-06-2022
Pinksterfestival 2022 - Festival de Pentecôte 2022 - Pentecost Festival 2022

Talant (FR)

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04-06-2022
Pinksterfestival 2022 - Festival de Pentecôte 2022 - Pentecost Festival 2022

Talant (FR)

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05-06-2022
Pinksterfestival 2022 - Festival de Pentecôte 2022 - Pentecost Festival 2022

Talant (FR)

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18-06-2022
Paris Notre Dame

Potsdam (DE)

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Latest CD

The landscape of the polyphonists

Sony Music / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

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News & announcements


PENTECOST FESTIVAL 2022

The Huelgas Ensemble in Talant (Burgundy)
Artistic director : Paul Van Nevel 
We are thrilled to announce the second edition of our Pentecost Festival in Talant, which will take place on the following dates:

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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Radio Klara : interview with Paul Van Nevel

In an interview with radio Klara, Paul Van Nevel talks about our forthcoming festival in Talant. Click on ‘Read on’ for the link to the interview.

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The Alamire Foundation proudly presents: MISSE JOSQUIN, 12 docu-concerts on the Masses of Josquin des Prez, with brand new performances by top-ensembles and the latest musicological research on each Mass. On March 29 and 30 they will be officially presented in Rome during a congress, concert, and the official handing over of the first copy to Pope Francis. 500 years of Josquin and 30 years of the Alamire Foundation won’t go unnoticed!

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Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht 2022

In a promotion video for the Utrecht Early Music Festival 2022, Paul Van Nevel explains the ‘supreme Englishness’ of our concert programme in Utrecht on Sunday 28 August.

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We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the ensemble with a concert in Bozar (Brussels) on 16 October. You can watch the complete concert in the ‘Films’ section of our website.

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To celebrate 50 years of Huelgas, Paul Van Nevel has produced a wonderful book of photos that chart the history of the ensemble from 1971 to 2021 (texts in English, Dutch and French). If you would like to order a copy of the book (€20, plus postage and packing), please contact Geert Thyssen (office@huelgasensemble.be). Happy browsing!

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Klara and Radio 1 (Flemish radio) celebrated 50 years of the Huelgas Ensemble with several interviews with Paul Van Nevel. Please click on 'Read on' for more information.

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 Are you curious to see where Huelgas is based? Watch the short video in the films section of our website about the cultural landscape of the city of Leuven (Huelgas features in the film at 03:28).

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As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Huelgas, there are several reviews of our concert in Bozar (Brussels) on 16 October, as well as in depth interviews with Paul Van Nevel in the Belgian press. Please visit the ‘Reviews’ section of our website for more information.

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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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Explorations into unkown 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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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

Download proposals

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

CD : The landscape of the polyphonists
”...die von den Gesangsartisten des Huelgas Ensembles unter Leitung seines Gründers Paul Van Nevel bezaubernd kunstfertig überreicht wird...” ...

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CD : The landscape of the polyphonists
“…Die Sängerinnen und Sänger des Huelgas Ensembles haben mit maßstabsetzenden Interpretationen unser Bild von der Renaissance geprägt…” ...

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Het landschap van de polyfonisten
"...Vor 50 Jahren gründete der belgische Dirigent Paul Van Nevel das Huelgas Ensemble. Er leitet es noch heute und präsentiert zum Jubiläum nun eine besonders faszinierende Doppel-CD..." ...

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