• 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

23-02-2023
Arcadia in Flandria - Facetten van de Franco-Vlaamse Polyfonie 1550-1600

Luxembourg (LU)

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06-05-2023
Het Mechels Koorboek

Leuven (BE)

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26-05-2023
Pinksterfestival 2023 - Festival de Pentecôte 2023 - Pentecost Festival 2023

Talant (FR)

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27-05-2023
Pinksterfestival 2023 - Festival de Pentecôte 2023 - Pentecost Festival 2023

Talant (FR)

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Latest CD

The landscape of the polyphonists

Sony Music / Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

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News & announcements


We are delighted to announce that Huelgas has been awarded the OPUS Klassik Ensemble of the Year award for our CD recording ‘En Albion’.

 

 

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Our concert in Kaunas (Lithuania) on 14 July 2022 (programme - ‘À la recherche du temps perdu’) was broadcast by Radio LRT Klasika (Lithuanian National Radio and Television) on 14 September 2022 at 19.00. It is now available on the media centre of LRT Klasika: https://www.lrt.lt/radioteka

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PENTECOST FESTIVAL 2023

For the third time, the Huelgas Ensemble cordially invites you to its traditional Pentecost Festival in Talant (Burgundy).

Friday 26 May - Saturday 27 May - Sunday 28 May 2023

 

 

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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 were officially presented in Rome during a congress and concert, with 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

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Recent Awards

OPUS Klassik Ensemble of the Year

CD 'En Albion'

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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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Recent reviews

CD : The landscape of the polyphonists
“El director belga hace realidad su personal ideal sonoro con el rigor de un arquitecto y el virtuosismo de un gran dibujante...”   ...

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CD : The landscape of the polyphonists
“…Reiselust erwacht beim Hören und Anschauen dieser Edition: Man möchte mit einem kompetenten Führer selbst auf Spurensuche gehen in Flandern und die in diesem Produkt nur erahnbaren Parameter – Klima, Gerüche – dem bisher gewonnenen Erfahrungsschatz beigesellen. Was für eine inspirierende ...

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CD : The landscape of the polyphonists
"...Dieses Doppel-Album ist ein Juwel - und eine Zierde jeder CD-Sammlung..." ...

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