The Huelgas Ensemble is a medieval and Renaissance polyphony group. Its name refers to Spanish Cistercian monastery near Burgos, where founder and conductor Paul Van Nevel studied the legendary Huelgas manuscript.
Van Nevel founded the group in 1971 at the Schola Cantorum in Basel (CH). The Ensemble aims at delivering an impeccable tonal execution of works that are often unknown, discovered by Paul Van Nevel through research in libraries all over Europe. Huelgas's interpretations are based on a thorough knowledge of early performance practices. The Ensemble has an extensive discography, comprising more than 90 recordings.