Laus Polyphoniae 2020 Polyphony connects

The first names

This summer, Laus Polyphoniae 2020 is going online! Expect a fascinating ten days of live concert broadcasts featuring world-class musicians, combined with exclusive recordings of memorable performances, documentaries, introductions and memories designed especially for you, as well as an international summer school, an educational music holiday for our youngest audience members and a series of lectures. As you have come to expect from us, we offer substantial content and extensive background information… and this year it is COVID-19-proof as well.

No summer without you & no summer without polyphony!
Anonymous 4 – Canto Coronato – Capilla Flamenca- Cappella Pratensis – Collegium Vocale – Huelgas Ensemble – Mezzaluna – Sette Voci – Sollazzo Ensemble – Stile Antico – The Sixteen

Connect and register at www.polyphonyconnects.com
Once you have registered you will be our personal guest, with a virtual front-row seat and access to information about the concerts and glimpses behind the scenes. What is more, you will receive an exclusive, brand new programme book (whilst stocks last: delivered to your door in Belgium, and available elsewhere as a free digital copy or in book form with a delivery charge).

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Laus Polyphoniae 2020 Polyphony connects

Laus Polyphoniae 2020 Polyphony connects is the new direction that AMUZ (Festival of Flanders Antwerp) is taking with the international early music festival this summer: an online festival as a resilient and creative response to the situation today.

Although coming together physically for a festival is not possible this summer, AMUZ believes very strongly in the power of music. Love, grief, hope and farewells have inspired sublime music for centuries. Laus Polyphoniae 2020 Polyphony connects aims to offer an alternative way to connect, inspire, enlighten and entertain musicians and listeners, young and old, around the world. The 27th edition of our festival will offer a carefully chosen selection of (online) activities from Friday 21 to Sunday 30 August. 

Nothing can replace a live performance at AMUZ or elsewhere in the historic city of Antwerp, but the safety of the many musicians from Belgium and abroad, our festival visitors, volunteers and staff comes first at present. 


Polyphony connects is a close collaboration between AMUZ (Festival of Flanders Antwerp) and Alamire Foundation (KU Leuven) along with our media partner Klara/VRT, our educational partners Musica and Davidsfonds and our subsidising bodies, the City of Antwerp and Flanders.

Laus Polyphoniae 2021 en 2022 

The programme put together for this edition of the festival, entitled POLYPHONY of life, will be shifted in its entirety to 2022 (19-28 August). That means that you will be able to hear the same concerts, the same artists and the same programmes each day, but two years later. Next year, after all, Laus Polyphoniae will be honouring the 500th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest Franco-Flemish polyphonists, Josquin des Prez.