re:start: Light in the dark I

Free Admission

Glowing church windows in an empty room. Its past as a chapel for the US armed forces can still be clearly felt in the CHAPEL, now a community center and venue for urban culture in Heidelberg's Südstadt district. The mission of a creative group from the Festivalcampus-Ensemble is to create an experience of pause in this place. It is not only excerpts from Brahms' famous "Four Serious Songs" that touch on the deepest questions of our existence. Rarely heard sounds on cello, double bass, accordion and solo timpani also seek to touch us where light and darkness, infinity and connectedness become tangible. Together with Heidelberger Frühling Liedakademie alumnus Josua Bernbeck and Heidelberg light artist Nils Herbstrieth, a total work of art is created that envelops us from all sides - sometimes with a wealth of color, sometimes with darkness.

Admission is free.

re:start is made possible by the Fonds Stiftung Zukunftsmusik. With your donation to the fund via the donation boxes on site or online, you can support other projects with young up-and-coming musicians at Heidelberger Frühling in addition to re:start.

Donation account

Musikstiftung Heidelberg
Heidelberger Volksbank
Key word „Fonds Stiftung Zukunftsmusik“
IBAN DE90 6729 0000 0055 0000 00

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Members of the Festivalcampus-Ensemble

Juliette Beauchamp

Benjamin Günst

Toby Cook

Pieter de Koe
Violoncello & Conception

Hans Greve
Double bass & conception

Julius Schepansky
Accordion & Conception

Tamara Kurkiewicz

Josua Bernbeck


Nils Herbstrieth

Lighting design and visualizations

In cooperation with
We would like to thank the sponsor of the Festivalcampus-Ensemble
We would like to thank the sponsor of the re:start program