This is an event for Freundeskreis members and invited guests. Tickets can only be booked via the Freundeskreis webshop.

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From the Streichquartettfest over the Musikfestival to the third edition of the Liedfestival - without the Heidelberger Frühling Freundeskreis, the diverse festival programs of Heidelberger Frühling 2024 would not have been possible. The approximately 1,200 music enthusiasts of all ages are not only sponsors, but also personal ambassadors who play a key role in shaping the family atmosphere of the concerts.

At the new Karlstorbahnhof in Südstadt, Heidelberger Frühling would like to thank everyone for their great commitment and toast the start of the Liedfestival. On Marlene-Dietrich-Platz in the open air, you can expect serious and funny music, art and entertainment, amateurs and professionals from 16:00 We would also like to invite you to the subsequent concert at 8 pm at the Karlstorbahnhof (tickets can be booked via the webshop, by telephone on +49 (0)6221 584 0044 or by email to

Program schedule:

15:00 Arrival and reception

15:30 Welcome by Director Thorsten Schmidt and Chairwoman Gabriele von Weizäcker

From 16:00 song festival for all with a varied programme:

Song stage
16:10 Thomas Hampson with scholarship holders of the Heidelberger Frühling Liedakademie
17:00 Children's choir "Südwestwind" under the direction of Thomas Braun
17:30 "Bridges" band with songs from different countries, which were developed together with residents of refugee facilities
18:10 Women's voices from the Figural Choir Heidelberg under the direction of Lukas Henke
19:00 Singer-songwriter Mickela, Popakademie Mannheim

Accompanying program
16:10-16:40 Children's choir "Südwestwind" with join-in songs for interested children in the Theater im Karlstorbahnhof TiK
16:30-19:30 Screening of the short film series Lied Me! at the Karlstorkino


20:00 The Erlkings, Karlstorbahnhof (tickets can be booked via the webshop, by phone on +49 (0)6221 584 0044 or by email to