RACHMANINOV: BOGORODITSE DEVO

This film with the Balthasar Neumann Choir was produced as part of Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble’s artistic residency at the Château de Fontainebleau (2021–2023).

Balthasar Neumann Choir
Direction: Thomas Hengelbrock

Director of photography: Miro Widmer // Film team: Jonathan Hug, Leonard Rottok, Moritz Willenegger // Production Manager: Jonas Beckmann // Lighting technician: Jonathan Hug // Sound engineer: Max Molling // Editor: Miro Widmer // Color Grading: Jonathan Hug // Graphic Design: Noé Herrmann

Recorded in February 2021 in the Château de Fontainebleau, Salle des Colonnes

MONTEVERDI: LAMENTO DELLA NINFA

This film was produced as part of Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble’s artistic residency at the Château de Fontainebleau (2021–2023).

Bobbie Blommesteijn, soprano // Mirko Ludwig, tenor // Christian Rathgeber, tenor // Joachim Höchbauer, bass // Balthasar Neumann Ensemble (continuo) // musical direction: Thomas Hengelbrock

Director of photography: Miro Widmer // Film team: Jonathan Hug, Leonard Rottok, Moritz Willenegger // Production Manager: Jonas Beckmann // Lighting technician: Jonathan Hug // Sound engineer: Max Molling // Editor: Miro Widmer // Color Grading: Jonathan Hug // Graphic Design: Noé Herrmann

Recorded in February 2021 in the Château de Fontainebleau, Galerie François 1er

FAURÉ: CANTIQUE DE JEAN RACINE

This film was produced as part of Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble’s artistic residency at the Château de Fontainebleau (2021–2023). In February 2021, despite lockdowns and curfews as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, the directors of the Château made a large-scale music video project possible by opening their doors to the ensemble’s musicians from all over Europe.

Director of photography: Miro Widmer // Film team: Jonathan Hug, Leonard Rottok, Moritz Willenegger // Production Manager: Jonas Beckmann // Lighting technician: Jonathan Hug // Sound engineer: Max Molling // Editor: Miro Widmer // Color Grading: Jonathan Hug // Graphic Design: Noé Herrmann

Recorded in February 2021 in the Château de Fontainebleau, Salle de Bal

HÄNDEL: ISRAEL IN EGYPT

STREAMING FROM THE ELBPHILHARMONIE

GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL:
ISRAEL IN EGYPT HWV 54

Balthasar Neumann Choir & Soloists
Balthasar Neumann Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

The streaming was produced in cooperation with the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and ARTE Concert for the Hamburg International Music Festival. 

FILM: REHEARSING – WHY?

Ensemble work is a team sport! Musicians have to train as individuals, but then, just as in team sports, they also have to train together. Both aspects are very important and that is a really important reason why we do these projects, so that we can keep holding onto the extremely high level of quality which we have worked for!

A film by: Miro Widmer & Moritz Willenegger
Graphic Design: Noé Herrmann
Subtitles: Margaret Hunter

FILM: WE ARE EUROPE!

See how the Balthasar Neumann Choir & Ensemble are working to preserve the European ideal. This ideal is our future, which is why it’s important to us to keep going!

A film by: Miro Widmer & Moritz Willenegger
Graphic Design: Noé Herrmann
Subtitles: Margaret Hunter

FILM: B MINOR MASS

DOCUMENTARY OF THE PROJECT

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH:
B MINOR MASS BWV 232

Balthasar Neumann Choir & Soloists
Balthasar Neumann Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

A film by: Miro Widmer & Moritz Willenegger
Graphic Design: Noé Herrmann
Subtitles: Margaret Hunter

BACH: B MINOR MASS

STREAMING FROM THE ELBPHILHARMONIE

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH:
B MINOR MASS BWV 232

Balthasar Neumann Choir & Soloists
Balthasar Neumann Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

The streaming was produced in cooperation with the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. We would like to thank Evonik Industries and the City of Hamburg (Behörde für Kultur und Medien) for their support of the project. Furthermore we would like to thank the Délégation Permanente de la République fédérale d’Allemagne auprès de l’UNESCO and the German Embassy in Paris for supporting the streaming as part of the Résidence artistique, le projet franco-allemand.

EVERYTHING IS GONE?

DOCUMENTARY

Freelance Musicians in the Crisis.

The impact of the Corona Pandemic and the Lockdown in December 2020 on each individual, both economically and psychologically, is extreme — this is not only true for artists. However, the self-employed have been suffering from a kind of cultural lockdown for months already, and again we want to give them a face and a voice.

A film by: Miro Widmer & Moritz Willenegger
Color Grading: Jonathan Hug
Graphic Design: Noé Herrmann

MUSIC IS LIFE

DOCUMENTARY

Insights and Opinions: Making Music as Freelancers in a Pandemic.

We talked to our musicians about their life during the past months. This documentary was recorded and produced at the end of October, 2020 in Baden-Baden (Festspielhaus) during the last big public concerts before the lockdown-light.

A film by: Miro Widmer & Moritz Willenegger
Color Grading: Jonathan Hug
Graphic Design: Noé Herrmann

“DESPITE IT ALL!”

DOCUMENTARY

Stop the Silence!

With their performance of Haydn’s „The Creation“, the Balthasar Neumann Ensembles and Thomas Hengelbrock have put an end to the silence imposed on choral singing by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In Dortmund’s Konzerthaus, we showed that anything is possible, if you never give up!
The documentary gives impressions of some of our circumstances and experiences during this outstanding project, which tested the limits of human possibility.

A film by: Miro Widmer & Moritz Willenegger
Color Grading: Jonathan Hug

SEASON OPENING 2020

TRAILER

03.09.2020 | Konzerthaus Dortmund
JOSEPH HAYDN: THE CREATION

Robin Johannsen Gabriel / Julian Prégardien Uriel / Florian Boesch Raphael
Katja Stuber Eva / André Morsch Adam
Balthasar Neumann Choir
Balthasar Neumann Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

AIX-EN-PROVENCE 2020

STREAM

09.07.2020 | Théâtre de l’Archevêché

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 5 OP. 67 & „AH! PERFIDO“ CONCERT ARIA FOR SOPRANO AND ORCHESTRA OP. 65
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: ARIAS FROM „COSÍ FAN TUTTE“ KV 588 & „DON GIOVANNI“ KV 527

Véronique Gens Soprano / Stanislas de Barbeyrac Tenor
Balthasar Neumann Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock

BALTHASAR NEUMANN CHOIR & ENSEMBLE

A Portrait

Camera: Johnny Müller-Goldenstedt
Edit: Martin Langhof
Production: Jonas Beckmann