Choir rehearsals have been suspended since March 10 due to the Covid-19 emergency. The choir’s last concert of the season was meant to have taken place on May 3 in the National Concert Hall, Dublin – details here. However, due to ongoing measures to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus, this event had to be postponed. It is hoped to reschedule the concert in the autumn – more details will appear on the website when available. The choir is currently on its summer break but we hope to resume rehearsals in some form in September.
In the meantime, although we haven’t been able to meet physically for rehearsal for a little time, we’ve continued singing together virtually and have recorded one of the choir’s long-time favourites “Innsbruck ich muss dich lassen” by Heinrich Isaac, with a number of members of the choir recording themselves singing individually at home under the remote direction of our music director John Dexter:
Singing and performing since 1965, the Dublin-based Goethe Choir (formerly the Goethe-Institut Choir) is a mixed choir which brings a varied programme of great choral music to audiences at home and abroad.
The choir currently has about 80 members of many different nationalities, giving it a unique cosmopolitan and international flavour. We perform at least three concerts per year with professional orchestras or accompaniment in the major Dublin venues and over the years have undertaken multiple trips to choral festivals abroad.
The choir is always looking for new recruits in each voice part (soprano, alto, tenor or bass). If you are interested in joining, details of how to contact the choir for an audition can be found on the Join us page on this website.
As a sample of the choir’s singing, here is a video of excerpts from a recent concert in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin: