Will Todd: Mass in Blue – Saturday 25 May 2019 at 8pm
The Goethe Choir will be giving a performance of Will Todd’s Mass in Blue at 8pm on Saturday 25 May in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. The concert will be in aid of Carmichael Ireland. The choir will be accompanied by the Will Todd Ensemble, featuring the composer himself on piano and Hilary Cronin as soprano soloist.
This work was first sung by the choir in St. Ann’s Church, Dublin, on 2 June 2018 and was received with critical acclaim. This is another opportunity to hear a performance in Dublin of this dynamic, uplifting, and highly popular jazz setting of the Latin mass. Go to the Carmichael centre website for more information and to book tickets.
A recording of the 2018 performance can be heard below.
Bach: Christmas Oratorio – Monday 16 Dec 2019 at the National Concert Hall, Dublin
Following our successful performance to a sell-out audience of parts 1, 3 and 4 of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio last December, the Goethe Choir will be returning to the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Monday December 16th to perform the remaining parts 2, 5 and 6 of the work. Included among the soloists will be Alison Browner (an Irish mezzo-soprano now based in Germany and a former member of the choir), Hannah Gries (a former student of Alison Browner’s from Limburg in Germany) and the German tenor Dustin Droszdiok, who is returning to sing in this concert after a wonderful performance with us in last December’s concert.
More details and information on booking tickets will appear later.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Friday 3 May 2019 at the National Concert Hall, Dublin
The Goethe Choir joined the RTE National Symphony Orchestra on Friday 3 May 2019 in the National Concert Hall, Dublin in a presentation with live music of Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’. The film features a groundbreaking and magnificent score written by John Williams, which was performed live and in sync with the film. The choir was proud to be asked to participate in this popular presentation.
Claudio Monteverdi: L’Orfeo – Saturday 23 March 2019
The choir gave a concert performance of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at the Freemasons’ Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 on Saturday 23 March 2019. Written in 1607 for a court performance during the annual Carnival at Mantua, L’Orfeo is the earliest surviving opera that is still regularly performed.
The performance featured the following artists:
Matthew Long — Orfeo
Sharon Carty — Euridice
John Elwes — Apollo
Sylvia O’Brien — Soprano
Brendan Collins — Bass
Siobhán Armstrong — Harp
Paul Herriott – Narrator
with the Goethe Choir & Goethe Ensemble conducted by John Dexter.
The venue was the spectacular Grand Lodge Room in the Freemasons’ Hall in Dublin