Rehearsals start Sept 5 2017 at 7:30pm

The choir is always eager to attract new singers across the range of voices. We currently have members from over 10 nationalities, spanning 6 decades in age, and welcome newcomers from all backgrounds and languages who can show an ability to sing and willingness to practise and learn.

Works in English, Irish, Latin, Italian, German and French have been in the repertoire from the beginning and in recent years we have added Polish, Basque, Welsh and others to the mix, to say nothing of some medieval or regional dialects and the non-language of Karl Jenkins. When possible we prefer to sing works in their original language and a glance through the repertoire will indicate our special affinity for the works of the great German and Austrian composers but we have plenty of willing language coaches for those who need help.

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 7.30 to 9.45pm at the Lutherhaus, 24 Adelaide Road Dublin 2, opposite the Royal Eye and Ear Hospital and members are expected to commit to regular attendance. Extra rehearsals may be added coming up to a performance. The annual fee is €150 or €75 for full-time students. Sheet music and scores are provided at as low cost as is feasible and learning aids are shared from the internet or made available by the musical director.

Choir Development
While concentrating on learning new works and perfecting them for performance, we aim to improve and develop singers’ musical competence by regular training sessions and workshops with John Dexter and other experts (e.g., Virginia Kerr, Sharon Carty, Christoph Wolf). Saturday workshops when singers are fresh and free from work stress are not only beneficial to tone, pitch and musicality but are also a great opportunity to get to know one another better and are always a lot of fun.

If you are interested in joining the choir, write to our members’ liaison officer at info@goetheinstitutchoir.ie for more information and to arrange an audition.