Since the 2019/2020 season, Thomas Hengelbrock and his Balthasar Neumann Ensembles are deeply rooted in the cultural life of the City of Hamburg with their own concert series. Thanks to the support of the City of Hamburg and in cooperation with HamburgMusik, the St. Pauli Theater and other institutions, the Ensembles could strengthen their presence in Hamburg. In the 2020/2021 season, their concerts lead them to different venues – the Elbphilharmonie, the Laeiszhalle and the St. Pauli Theater among others. 

“The Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble have shown in their way of dealing with the COVID19 pandemic, that not only their musical work is characterized by innovation and creativity. I am very happy about the prospect of experiencing once more the exceptional quality of Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble in concert here in Hamburg in the 2020/2021 season. 
Dr. Casten Brosda, senator of the office for culture and media 


The Corona pandemic has made musical life stand still for many long months, but the Balthasar Neumann Ensembles are now back on  stage. Thanks to their own safety and health procotol, which is based on regular PCR tests of all participants and a strict group quarantine, they are able to play and sing – with freelance musicians from more than 25 nations and without distance on stage.

For all concerts and rehearsals in Hamburg, they found an invaluable partner: the Laboratory Dr. Heidrich & Kollegen. The cooperation makes it possible that all participating musicians can get tested several times for the rehearsals and concerts which enables playing and singing without distance, but with highest security and safety standards.

We would like to thank Dr. Heidrich and his team for joining us in this partnership without any hesitation. With their help, they are granting a relevant and generous contribution, so that we can make music again.

„Many people have suffered physically or mentally due to the Corona pandemic. Thus, music is more important than ever, it is mandatory to keep it alive. We would like to make a small contribution and are therefore supporting these fantastic musicians.“ DR. JENS HEIDRICH