The Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir is conducting a community-wide search for a new conductor. The current conductor will be PCS’ing this summer, so the multi-cultural choir is looking for an energetic and engaging new American or international musical director to lead in English with high technical competence and musical professionalism. Applicants are asked to send their qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org, and evaluative conducting interviews with the choir will be held in May. The RPIC rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm to 9:15 pm in Kaiserslautern-Erzhütten.
The Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir (RPIC) is based in Kaiserslautern. We are an international, mixed choir with a broad musical repertoire, ranging across a number of musical styles. Please look around to find out more about our music and performances (upcoming and past). Also, we are always looking for new singers to join us!
A Celebration of Peace - June 9th and 10th, 2018
Together with the U.S. Air Forces Europe Band and additional guest ensembles, the Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir will commemorate the centennial of the end of World War 1 with two international concerts. The center piece of the concert program will be Ralph Vaughan Williams’ cantata Dona nobis pacem. Vaughan Williams produced his plea for peace in 1936 by referring to recent wars during the growing fears of a new one. In addition to concerts in Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken, the Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir has been invited to participate in a performance of the piece at the Britain Choral Festival in Ely Cathedral in England on July 4, 2018.
The performances of the Dona nobis pacem will be directed by Dr. Craig Jessop. Hailed by critics as one of America’s most gifted choral conductors, Dr. Craig Jessop will return to Rheinland-Pfalz in June 2018 - 30 years after he first became the conductor of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band and the Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir.
USAFE Band Christmas Concert - December 8, 2018
It was a great pleasure to participate in the yearly Christmas Concert of the USAFE Band! In addition to Christmas carols such as Carol of the Bells, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day and Kling, Glöckchen, we presented the part O Man Greatly Beloved from the cantata Dona nobis pacem by R. Vaughan Williams - a little preview of our concert program planned for June 2018.
Reiner Henn writes in his concert review appearing in the Rheinpfalz newspaper on December 11, 2018:
But also the Rheinland-Pfalz international Choir under the direction of Justin Lewis reached the top level on this remarkable evening. Whether it was in the “Carols of the Bells” or in the excerpt of “Dona nobis pacem” by Ralph Vaughan Williams – with its pure vocal culture and its homogeneous sound and expressivity, this body of sound was able to highly recommend itself for future tasks of this kind.