Following the easing of Covid19 restrictions in September and October we are delighted to announce that we have now returned to weekly in-person rehearsals from Tuesday Oct 5th. These take place in our usual rehearsal venue in the Lutherhaus, St. Finian’s Church, Adelaide Road, Dublin 2. We are implementing a range of procedures in order to ensure the safety of all concerned, including the wearing of masks during singing, maintaining physical separation between singers, ensuring adequate ventilation during the rehearsal and cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces after use. This means that we will be unable to accommodate a full choir at each rehearsal, so we have divided the membership in two to allow each group to rehearse in alternate weeks. Recordings of rehearsals will be available to be viewed live remotely by members during the weeks in which they are not attending.
We are keen to attract new members to the choir following our resumption after a long lay-off, so if you are not currently a choir member and would like to join us in these rehearsals as a choir member, please contact us via our ‘Join Us‘ webpage.
Singing and performing since 1965, the Dublin-based Goethe Choir (formerly the Goethe-Institut Choir) is a mixed choir which brings a varied programme of great choral music to audiences at home and abroad.
The choir currently has about 80 members of many different nationalities, giving it a unique cosmopolitan and international flavour. We perform at least three concerts per year with professional orchestras or accompaniment in the major Dublin venues and over the years have undertaken multiple trips to choral festivals abroad.
The choir is always looking for new recruits in each voice part (soprano, alto, tenor or bass). If you are interested in joining, details of how to contact the choir for an audition can be found on the Join us page on this website.
As a sample of the choir’s singing, here is a video of excerpts from a recent concert in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin: