Despite our disappointment in having to cancel rehearsals and our annual Christmas concert in early December due to the increasing Covid infection rates, some members of the Goethe Choir met on Sunday December 19th to sing a piece of seasonal music which was due to be sung by the choir in the cancelled concert, as it is in our Christmas concert every year – ‘Stille Nacht’ with verses in English, Irish and German.
The choir gathered in the open air on the steps of the 1937 Reading Room in Trinity College in Dublin, suitably attired for the December weather and wearing masks as a cautionary measure, which may have had an impact on the visual appearance of the choristers but in no way affected the clarity and quality of the singing. The performance can be seen and heard at https://youtu.be/qdMYGT9qtxA.
We hope to be able to perform again for an audience as soon as possible in 2022. In the meantime, happy Christmas from the Goethe Choir!
Nollaig shona! Nadolig llawen! Frohe Weihnachten!