Pentecost Festival 2023

26 - 27 - 28 May 2023

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


Dear Festivalgoer,

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

If you want to enjoy three days of vocal polyphony from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, if you want to fall from one surprise to another, if you want to be confronted with unknown composers and their secular and sacred compositions, do not hesitate to mark 26, 27 and 28 May 2023 in your diary. And as in the previous editions, our own festival guarantees interaction with the public (you choose the repertoire for the final concert), top-level performances and surprising guests.

I look forward to greeting you personally in Talant!

Paul Van Nevel


Information about tickets and the programme will be announced on our website in due course.


The philosophy of the festival - Practical information

  • 2. Philosophie (PDF)
  • 3. Practical information (PDF)
  • Your support is crucial !

    The Huelgas Ensemble does not have its own financial means to cover the costs that the festival entails. We are therefore looking for donors, patrons and regular sponsors from the business community who wish to support this important cultural event..

    Souvenirs of Talant 2019

    7 - 8 - 9 June 2019
    The Huelgas Ensemble in Talant (Burgundy)
    Artistic director: Paul Van Nevel 

    During the Pentecost weekend of 2019 a long-held dream came true:  the Huelgas Ensemble organized its very own festival for the first time. And it immediately became an absolute revelation in the densely populated festival landscape: for the first time a festival took place dedicated to one ensemble with an exclusive repertoire.

    The concept succeeded in all ways: for three days visitors to the festival could indulge in unprecedented vocal polyphony, enjoying perfect performances in the magical late Romanesque church of the tranquil village of Talant.

    The focus was on the three main evening concerts that were briefly but illuminatingly commentated by Paul Van Nevel, and during which a number of surprising experiments were conducted. In addition there were two late night concerts, lectures on the Burgundian Renaissance period, an organ recital and an initiation into Renaissance dance art.

    Last but not least, during the three-day festival bar ‘Chez Josquin’ an interaction was forged between the internationally colourful audience and the performers. The acclaim for these lively discussions was proven by the numerous responses that the ensemble received after the festival.

    This festival was made possible thanks to the financial support and encouragement of Mr Bart and Mrs Hilde De Moor - Devoghel.

  • program booklet (PDF)
  • Watch video "Talant 2019" (Klara - image Mark Janssens, editing Tom Brewaeys)
    • Images Luk Van Eeckhout

      Souvenirs of Talant 2022

      3 - 4 - 5 June 2022

      The Huelgas Ensemble in Talant (Burgundy)

      Artistic director: Paul Van Nevel