Freundeskreise BNE



Audiences have been delighted and inspired by the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble for many years. Quite apart from the huge personal commitment on the part of the members of both the choir and the orchestra, our work is made possible by the generous support of sponsors and friends.

Both choir and orchestra are non-profit-making organizations and receive an extremely small state subsidy, with the result that we are all the more pleased at the growing number of committed music lovers who are helping us to continue our work. Their support allows us to implement ideas that are close to our heart. We are looking forward to many more musical voyages of discovery with you.

Thomas Hengelbrock

Comments by Friends

“I have been a member of the Society of Patrons for many years because I love the great emotional intensity and capacity for enthusiasm on the part of the Balthasar Neumann Choir and am always delighted when, following their solo turn, soloists from the choir step back into the ranks of the choir as if it were the most natural thing in the world.” THOMAS BURMEISTER | FREIBURG

“The achievements of the members of the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble are quite simply magnificent, which is why I am so keen to support their work. Just looking forward to one of their concerts is in itself a special experience! If it is clear in advance of a concert that I can expect an evening of musical delights, then I would describe this as something very special.” HANS-EDGAR VON HOLTZAPFEL | HAMBURG

“For many years I have enjoyed being a member of the Society of Friends. Both in operas and in concerts they perform on the very highest level, and I do not think that any listener can be left unmoved by this. For me, for my family and for my friends wonderful worlds of sound are forever being opened up, and this is something about which we all feel an incredible enthusiasm. We shall never forget going to Paris two years ago for Orfeo ed Euridice at the Palais Garnier. I should like to extend my warmest good wishes to all of the members of the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble: may they continue to enjoy their work and remain committed to it, so that their enthusiasm continues to shine brightly and to communicate itself to their audiences!” HILDEGARD WILHELM | FREIBURG

Become a Member

The Friends of the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble can become members of the Society of Friends by means of an official confirmation of their membership. They support the work of both ensembles through a fixed annual donation.

As a member of the Society of Friends you will enjoy various benefits:

  • the season’s brochure for the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble and Thomas Hengelbrock delivered to your home address while it is still hot off the press
  • a quarterly newsletter with background information on our plans, projects and musicians
  • information on new CDs and the chance to buy them at a reduced price from the ensembles’ offices
  • invitations to special concerts, in some cases at reduced prices
  • invitations to rehearsals and exclusive concert introductions
  • invitations to join us on special concert tours, the organization for which will be taken over by the ensembles’ offices
  • an official receipt for your annual donation

Please get in touch with us by telephone or use our contact form.
Christina Schonk | Tel. +49 40 360 361 813