Next auditions

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our next auditions in Belgium (exact location TBC) on the following dates:

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Wednesday 2 February 2022

The auditions will be for singers who have professional experience in medieval and Renaissance repertoire.

If you are available on the above dates and would like to audition, please can you email a copy of your CV to Tom Phillips (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The audition will last between 20 and 30 minutes and will focus on the declamation of texts and the general ability to sing early music. No special preparation is required and you do not need to prepare a presentation.

Audition location: TBC

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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Happy browsing!

More information about the book

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.

Klara and Radio 1 (Flemish radio) celebrated 50 years of the Huelgas Ensemble with several interviews with Paul Van Nevel. Please click on the following links to listen to the interviews:

Algemeen/programmaoverzicht Klara rond 50 jaar Huelgas Ensemble:


Maestro (vrijdag 15 oktober 2021):


Klara Live (zaterdag 16 oktober 2021):


Music Matters (11 tot en met 14 oktober 2021):


Radio 1:


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!  

Read on about the festival

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.