The concert and opera singer Cornelius Hauptmann initiated the charitable LIEDERPROJEKT to further singing with children in 2009. The LIEDERPROJEKT promotes singing with children through access to the music, texts and "sing-along" versions of all songs free of charge on the internet at and by financially supporting projects devoted to singing with children. It offers the highest quality with carefully selected songs and extensive research, and with outstanding singers and accompanists e.g. Christiane Iven, Jonas Kaufmann and Angelika Kirchschlager, as well as over 300 children who sing for the project.

  • 10 years LIEDERPROJEKT

    The LIEDERPROJEKT – a charity project for singing with children – looks back on its tenth anniversary in 2019. Ten years in which much has been achieved to establish singing in society. > More Information
  • The film for the anniversary

    Cornelius Hauptman, singer and initiator of LIEDERPROJEKT:

    "As the initiator of this project, I am really delighted that from a somewhat daring idea back then, such a well-received and successful music package for children, young people, parents, grandparents, and teachers was able to grow. Magnificent!"

  • Anniversary catalog


  • Digital song archive

    The LIEDERPROJEKT website offers an extensive archive of songs, free of charge. Almost all the songs in the project are available here free of charge, with music PDFs and all the song texts, instrumental versions and sung versions, as well as many podcasts with detailed background information. Let yourself be inspired, and sing along!
  • Sing along campaign for choirs

    10 years of the LIEDERPROJEKT – a reason to celebrate! To mark this occasion, Carus is re-launching the popular sing-along campaign “Singen schenken” for choirs.
  • Folksongs with Canadian Brass and Knabenchor Hannover

    The traditions could hardly be more different: the world-famous brass quintet Canadian Brass and the renowned Knabenchor Hannover. Together they have taken on an entirely new challenge and interpret traditional German folk songs in fresh, contemporary arrangements by Andreas N. Tarkmann. Convince yourself how vibrant and fresh the folk songs, which have been sung for centuries, still are today.