Love to sing? Want to rehearse Bach, Rachmaninoff and Pärt with one of Dublin's leading choirs? As part of National Choral Singing Week we are inviting singers to join our rehearsal. You can sing with us and there will be refreshments on the night too. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 9th October at 7.15pm in the Lutherhaus Adelaide Road!

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. Check out some videos/recordings from our concerts - Goethe-Institut Choir on YouTube. Or see a workshop with composer Will Todd!

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. This is easily reached from the city centre, close to LUAS and bus stops and has plenty of on-street parking available after 7pm. Members are expected to commit to regular attendance and extra rehearsals may be added coming up to a performance.

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.

The annual fee is €170 or €85 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.