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Close Encounters of the Third Kind 3/5/19

Following our successful and innovative performance of Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” to a sell-out audience at the Freemasons’ Hall in Dublin on 23 March, the Goethe Choir’s next performance will be on Friday 3 May 2019 with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra 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 will be performed live and in sync with the film.   The choir is honoured to be asked to participate in this popular presentation.

Tickets are available from the National Concert Hall and may be booked online at www.nch.ie.

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Next concert – Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo on 23 March

For our next concert we will be presenting a concert performance of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at the Freemason’s Hall, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 on Saturday 23 March, starting at 8pm.    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.

Tickets cost €27.50 each and may be booked online via Eventbrite

The performance will feature 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.

For more details go to http://goethechoir.ie/index.php/events

 

Welcome to the Goethe Choir

Following a meeting of members in early February 2019, the choir decided to change its name from the Goethe-Institut Choir to the Goethe Choir.  Although originally founded in 1965 under the auspices of the Goethe-Institut in Dublin and rehearsing for many years at the Institut’s main building in Merrion Square, the choir has had no direct relationship with the Goethe-Institut for a number of years, and now rehearses weekly in the Lutherhaus, St. Finian’s Church, Adelaide Road, Dublin 2.

In view of these circumstances, it was felt that this was an opportune moment for the choir to establish its own identity, separate from that of the Goethe-Institut.  With over 50 years of successful singing in Dublin and elsewhere behind it, the choir now looks forward to an equally successful and lengthy future with its new identity.

Glencree

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.

National Choral Singing Week

Love to sing? Want to rehearse Bach, Rachmaninov and Pärt with one of Dublin’s leading choirs? As part of National Choral Singing Week in association with Mental Health Ireland we are inviting singers to join our rehearsal. Join in the singing and there will be refreshments on the night too. We look forward to seeing you there!

When & Where: Tues 9th Oct at 7.15pm in the Lutherhaus Adelaide Road, Dublin 2 (opposite the Royal Eye & Ear Hospital).

Join us!