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 www.liederprojekt.org 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.
What would love be without music – or music without love! Many couples associate unforgettable beautiful hours, a first meeting, or first kiss with a particular song. And composers have always been inspired and stimulated by love, have celebrated romantic love and longing from afar, secret love, and jealousy. In her selection of 80 love songs from seven centuries, Mirjam James evokes this tremendous feeling with the most beautiful songs ranging from medieval courtly songs, through Beethoven’s Ich liebe dich, to the Beatles song And I love her.
In 2011 the LIEDERPROEJKT turned to the German "Children's songs" ("Kinderlieder"), a collection of the most beautiful German children’s songs. The songbook, imaginative and colorful illustrated by Markus Lefrançois, and the CDs with a colourful combination of child soloists, children’s choirs, concert singers and instrumental ensembles, will make not only children want to sing.