We are delighted to announce that Huelgas has been awarded a CHOC de Classica for our CD recording ‘The landscape of the polyphonists’.


Award article

OPUS KLASSIK 2022 : Presentation of the Classical Music Prize on 9 October 2022 at the Konzerthaus Berlin

On 9 October 2022, the Verein zur Förderung der Klassischen Musik e.V. (Association for the Promotion of Classical Music) awarded the Opus Klassik prize for exceptional musical achievement in the field of classical music. Paul Van Nevel was present at the award ceremony to receive the Ensembles des Jahres 2022 prize for Huelgas for our CD recording 'En Albion'.



List of nominated Orchestras and Ensembles

PENTECOST FESTIVAL 26 - 27 - 28 May 2023

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

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

You can find more information in the ‘Festival’ section of our website.


In 2021 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Huelgas Ensemble. Here you will find further information about the celebrations, including a film of the anniversary concert, and radio and press interviews with Paul Van Nevel.


We celebrated the 50th anniverary of the ensemble with a concert in Bozar (Brussels) on 16 October 2021. You can watch the complete concert in the ‘Films’ section of our website.


Klara and Radio 1 (Flemish radio) celebrated 50 years of the 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:



As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, there are several reviews of our concert in Bozar on 16 October 2021, 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.

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

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!

Huelgas is delighted to have taken part in this historic event. We hope you enjoy watching a short trailer in the films section of our website. And the complete cycle of Josquin Masses can be viewed on the Alamire TV channel, by clicking on this link: https://www.alamirefoundation.org/en/output/alamire-tv/