Freundeskreise BNE



 Audiences have been delighted and inspired by the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble for many years. Apart from the high personal commitment of the members of the ensembles themselves, our work is only made possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors and friends.

With your support you help us bring ideas to life that are close to our heart. We are looking forward to embarking on many more musical discoveries with you.

Thomas Hengelbrock

Comments by friends

“I have been a member of the circle of friends for many years. I love the great emotional intensity and enthusiasm of the Balthasar Neumann Choir and I am always delighted when, following their solo part, soloists from the choir rejoin their colleagues as if it was the most natural thing in the world.” THOMAS BURMEISTER | FREIBURG

“The activities of the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble are simply magnificent. This is why I love to support their work and I am looking forward to every single performance of musical delight with great excitement. ” HANS-EDGAR VON HOLTZAPFEL | HAMBURG

“I have enjoyed being part of the circle of friends for many years. The ensembles’ music-making, at the highest possible level in both operas and concerts, doesn’t leave anyone in the audience untouched. Every time my family, my friends and I listen to a concert, a new sound world opens up and remains forever in our hearts. Also unforgettable our journey to Paris where we attended Orpheus and Eurydice at the Palais Garnier in 2018. Warmest wishes to all the members of the ensembles. May their joy and commitment to their work never end and the spark of enthusiasm always shine.” HILDEGARD WILHELM | FREIBURG

Becoming a member

To become a member in the circle of friends of the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble, please contact us and complete a membership form which will be sent to you. You will support their work through an annual donation.

As a member of the circle of friends you will enjoy various benefits:

  • the season brochure for the Balthasar Neumann Ensembles and Thomas Hengelbrock sent to you by post
  • a regular newsletter with background information on our concerts, CD recordings, future projects and musicians
  • preferential purchase rights for selected concerts with a special circle of friends discount
  • invitations to selected rehearsals and pre-concert talks
  • invitations to join us on special concert tours, for which the organization will be taken care of by the ensembles’ offices
  • donation receipt for tax purposes

Please get in touch with us by telephone or use our contact form below.

Hamburg Office:
Christina Schonk | Tel. +49 40 360 361 813

Freiburg Office:
Sophie Villafranca | Tel. +49 761 29 62 188