Welcome to Huelgas Ensemble

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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)
Photography: Luk Van Eeckhout
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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“Het Bourgondische Leven - Documentary Utrecht Early Music Festival 2018” (by Nander Cirkel)  with Paul Van Nevel"
Pentecost Festival 2019
7 - 8 - 9 June 2019
The Huelgas Ensemble in Talant (Burgundy)
Artistic director: Paul Van Nevel

The Huelgas Ensemble is a cultural ambassador for Flemish heritage

For the first time in its existence, the Huelgas Ensemble presents and sings in its own festival, based on a new concept: for three days the audience is engaged in an auditory adventure of unknown works (on which experiments are sometimes carried out), new forms, and interaction between performer and audience, all taking place in an exceptional location - the Burgundian village of TALANT - with its beautiful late Romanesque church. The audience is actively involved, both before, during and after the concerts.
A festival never to be forgotten!

Download 'The philosophie of the festival' (PDF)
Download 'Programme' (PDF)
Download 'Practical information' (PDF)
Tickets: http://abcdijon.org
Next auditions

The next auditions for singers who are professionally experienced in the repertoire of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
will be held in Gent, Belgium, on the following dates:
Monday 26th November 2018
Tuesday 27th November 2018
The audition will last between 20 and 30 minutes and will focus on text declamation and the general ability to sing historical music.
There is no special preparation required, and you do not have to prepare any presentation.
The auditions will take place in the chapel of Monasterium PoortAckere in Gent, Belgium:
Monasterium PoortAckere
Oude Houtlei 56
9000 Gent
Tel. + 32 9 269 22 10
Please send your contact details and current CV to:
Tom Phillips
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Closing date for applications:  Friday 7th September 2018
Recent distinctions

February 2017

boutique classica

    The CD ”The Mirror of Claudio Monteverdi” received a Choc de Classica (February 2017). Download PDF


February 2017

The CD "The mirror of Claudio Monteverdi" receives the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.

www.schallplattenkritik.de/bestenlisten - 15.02.2017| link

Bestenliste - February 2017| download PDF

November 2015

The CD ”Wolfgang Rihm "Et lux” was awarded with a Diapason d’Or for Contemporary Music 2015, as well as the Diapason d’Or for July 2015.

      ►  Review| PDF

March 2015

PRIX CAECILIA 2015 "La Oreja de Zurbaran"
Out of the 10 awards distributed by the Union de la Presse musicale belge, 1 was given to "La oreja de Zurbaran"

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October 2014

The CD "Les trésors de Claude Le Jeune" receives the Diapason d'Or of 2014.

August 2014

The CD "Les trésors de Claude Le Jeune" receives the Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik.

May 2014

boutique classica
The CD ”La Oreja de Zurbarán” received a Choc de Classica (May 2014). Download PDF

April 2014

The CD ”La Oreja de Zurbarán” was awarded in the April issue of Diapason with a Diapason d'Or.

      ►  Review| PDF

February 2014

"La Oreja de Zurbarán" the latest released CD, was awarded with La Clef du mois Resmusica and CD of the week on Musiq’3.

Upcoming concerts
03-02-2019, 17:00
Mathematik und Emotionalität - die Ära von Guillaume Dufay
St.Gallen (CH), Kirche St. Mangen
11-04-2019, 20:00
Het oor van Bernard van Orley
Brussels (BE), Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
27-04-2019, 20:00
Een polyfone caleidoscoop 1350-1600
Leipzig (DE), Peterskirche
23-05-2019, 20:00
Arcadia in Flandria - Facetten van de Franco-Vlaamse Polyfonie 1550-1600
Gent (BE), Sint-Machariuskerk

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