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Balthasar Neumann Choir & Ensemble Repertoire works meet musical pioneering

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© Florence Grandidier

A choir and ensemble bearing the name of a baroque architect, the Balthasar Neumann Choir & Ensemble, one of Hamburg’s finest classical music gems, meander between different historic music styles.

An enrichment for the Hanseatic cultural city since 2019: Founded in the 90s by Thomas Hengelbrock, former chief conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, the Balthasar Neumann Choir is one of the best vocal miracles of our time. Its name comes from the Baroque architect Balthasar Neumann, who stands for courageous creativity and holistic concepts as well as interdisciplinary, pioneering work. Rarely heard, the choir combines this with repertoire works - often with a focus on music of the 17th and 18th centuries, the (classical and) romantic period, but also contemporary works. Spoken, a cappella or crystal clear singing. The world-famous choir stands for genre-connecting, unique performances. In 1995 Thomas Hengelbrock continued the same claim, the combination of tradition and modernity, in the ensemble of the same name, with which listeners can look forward to a musical synthesis of repertoire and pioneering work even today. In addition to various venues all over the world, visitors to the Hanseatic city can also enjoy listening to the sounds of the Balthasar Neumann Choir & Ensemble in the Elbphilharmonie or the traditional Laeiszhalle.

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