A number of singers from the Goethe Choir sang at Glencree’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in the beautiful Wicklow hills for Volkstrauertag. As always, it was beautiful and atmospheric and important to remember some of our more difficult recent past. The service was lovely. Thanks everyone!
Last Sunday morning some members of the choir joined other singers and a wonderful orchestra with really lovely soloists for the “Bach Cantata from Scratch” service in St Finian’s church, Adelaide Rd, Dublin. The musical aspect was organised by Werner Blau and with the service led by the pastor Florian von Issendorff. We performed ‘Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan’, BWV 100 (What God does, that is well done) and it was just one of those perfect mornings. We were an ad hoc group, but I think sounded well and definitely had a lot of fun. Thank you everyone for participating!
The Choir, under John’s expert direction, sang a range of pieces to celebrate Culture Night on Friday evening. It was very enjoyable and I think we sang really well. Thank you John, Werner (for organising this lovely event) and all the singers. Here some pics.
After a long time in what sometimes seemed like a musical desert, choir rehearsals start up again from 5th October. Sooooo exciting. Can’t wait to see you all again 🙂 Sophia
On Sunday 17th of November, on German Remembrance Day, the Goethe Choir will participate in the memorial ceremony in honour of all victims of the First and Second World Wars at Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation. This quiet and atmospheric location in the Wicklow Mountains is home to the war cemetery with German war victims of both Wars.
Sunday 18th November at 12:30 – German Remembrance day at Glencree to commemorate all casualties from the wars. This is a moving event centred on peace and reconciliation (http://glencree.ie/). The Goethe-Institut Choir is honoured to be invited to participate.