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

We are thrilled to announce the second edition of our Pentecost Festival in Talant, which will take place on the following dates:

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

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:


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.

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.

Download Brochure (PDF)