Hobby singers needed for German-American choir project

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Kaiserslautern’s musician Andy Dodt, who is organizing a German-American choir project called  “Rock-Chor Lautern,” is looking for American singers. Hobby singers, professionals or ex-professionals can join test rehearsals starting Thursday. The final concerts are scheduled for May 28 and 29, 2011.

“Talented singers have the chance to test their skills in performing rock and pop songs for the next six months,” Mr. Dodt said. “I’m planning to get a total of 300 singers together for this giant project.”

Songs in the repertory will include works by Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, Bryan Adams, Neil Young, the Beatles, Supertramp, the Eagles, the Bee Gees and other rock bands.

“It’s a lot of fun to sing these cool songs with other music enthusiasts in a choir,” Mr. Dodt said.

Renown local musicians, such as Andy Kuntz, Stephan Flesch and Donovan Aston, will perform with this new choir in the final concert in May in Kaiserslautern’s Fruchthalle.

Experienced singers, choir members, hobby singers, former or still active group singers, or even complete choirs and singing groups can participate in the project.
Those interested should join the test rehearsals at 8 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 16 in the Alte Knacker restaurant, An der Feuerwache 12 in Kaiserslautern (next to the fire station near the Porsche dealer). After the test singing, rehearsals will take place every two weeks.

For more information and registration, visit www.RockChor-kl.de.