Memoirs of a Reluctant German

Former Goethe-Institut Choir member Iris Taylor was in the audience for our recent performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in the Church of St. Thérèse, Mount Merrion, Dublin which prompted her to write and broadcast a piece about the work and about our performance of it.  You can read her thoughts via this link.

Iris was one of the first members of the Goethe-Institut Choir, which she has written about in her recently published ‘Memoirs of a Reluctant German‘.  She continued singing until the 1990s  when she dropped out because of illness but has always been a keen supporter.  She now lives mostly in Clifden, co. Galway.

If you would like to see a slideshow containing photos from the concert with a backing track of our performance of the final chorus from the work, go to the Gallery page on our website.

2 thoughts on “Memoirs of a Reluctant German”

  1. Well, to whom it may concern.
    Thanks for posting my little reflection on Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
    With fond memories of my many years with the choir,

    1. Thanks for that, Iris, and for writing the article in the first place, which was passed on to us by Maire Owens. It’s a lovely piece and we’ve had a number of messages of appreciation from newsletter subscribers.

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