Our supporters combine their enthusiasm for music with a bond of solidarity with “their” Balthasar Neumann Ensembles. 

As a supporter you will enjoy numerous advantages, depending on the level of support (Friend, Sponsor, or Patron). These include early information about new releases and planned projects in a quarterly newsletter, invitations to special concerts and rehearsals, exclusive concert talks, and much more.

  • Friends: from € 100 yearly
  • Sponsors: from € 1,000 yearly
  • Patrons: from € 10,000 yearly



We develop a strong personal connection to our patrons, which we enjoy because we get to know interesting and special people.

Our patrons are:

  • Annegret and Claus-G. Budelmann
  • Sabine and Klaus Engel
  • Gebr. Heinemann
  • Karen and Stefan Müller
  • Zai and Edgar E. Nordmann
  • Christiane and Lutz Peters
  • Christiane and Ernst-Herbert Pfleiderer
  • Annette and Wolf Römmig



Freundeskreise BNE


“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

“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

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.

Christina Schonk | Tel. +49 40 360 361 813

Lea Jakob | Tel. +49 40 360 361 814