Huelgas Ensemble – The Dream of Poliphilus

Piarist Church of the Finding of St. Cross

June 2024
23. June 2024
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“After reading The Dream of Poliphilus, I realised that the ideals of beauty in the Renaissance are like a bridge connecting all stylistic epochs: from the Middle Ages (Petrarch) to the Renaissance (madrigalists and polyphonists) to the nineteenth century, which was steeped in ancient cultures (Liszt). This program is not about renaissance, but about beauty…”

Paul Van Nevel

Concert by a world-famous Belgian vocal ensemble specialising in early music and its performing in accordance with the architecture of given concert venue. Inspired by the book of a Dominican priest Francesco Colonna (1432-1527) Poliphilo’s Strife of Love in a Dream (Hypnerotomachia Poliphili). The programme includes works by:

Luca Marenzio, Jacobus Gallus, Cipriano De Rore, Pierre Sandrin, Nicolas Craen, Filip de Monte, Max Reger, Willem Ceuleers


venue / Piarist Church of the Finding of St. Cross

Modern reconstruction lent this majestic Baroque church a new appearance. It is now a place for contemplation, a gallery, and a concert hall.

More on venue The Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross

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Huelgas Ensemble
Paul Van Nevel

This concert will be broadcast
live on Mezzo LIVE a

490 / 390 / 290 CZK
50% discount for health disability cards holders


presale from 27th 4.

No intermission
Estimated end at 9:30 pm



Huelgas Ensemble Choirmaster Paul Van Nevel

Huelgas Ensemble
Choirmaster Paul Van Nevel

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