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.
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.
Our annual Christmas concert will be taking place this year at 8pm on Monday 17th December in the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Visit our Events page for more details and for ticket information.
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).