In 1978, the Bach-Orchester Herzogtum Lauenburg, whose conductor since 1971 was Claus Hartmann, moved to Lüneburg and changed its name to Lüneburger Bachorchester. For a long time, most of its members were from Lüneburg.
The Lüneburger Bachorchester had already made known under its former name with successful concerts in Lüneburg and in the ensuing years, its concert activities continued even more intensively. It has performed with internationally known artists, as well as young talents from their own ranks. Soloists of the orchestra perform together in piano trio and piano quintet and gave chamber music recitals with highly regarded works of the classical and romantic eras. The Lüneburger Bachorchester is a permanent member of the Lüneburger Bachwoche since its creation in 1978.
Appreciable devotion, beautiful sound interaction and flexibility characterize this ensemble. So it is not surprising that the ensemble is often invited as a partner for large oratorio performances. Over the years, the Lüneburger Bachorchester has developed an extensive repertoire, which they performed in over 250 concerts. Two CD’s were well received. The one contains only works of J.S. Bach and the other near his famous "Doppelkonzert" works by Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn and Mozart, the Piano Concerto in E flat major, K. 271 was recorded at the Fürstensaal of the Lüneburg’s Rathauses, the other works at the Klosterkirche Lüne.