Welcome

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware is an inclusive, non-profit community chorus that provides LGBTQ+ individuals, with their friends and allies, the opportunity to perform high-quality choral music in an affirming environment that serves as a positive force for change. In addition, the Rainbow Chorale supports other institutions and individuals who serve that community.

Love of music is common to everyone. When we sing, we hope to impart the ideals, hopes, dreams, and aspirations of our community. Our goal is that with our listening audience we will strike a chord of commonality, and bridge the differences of our life experiences.

Rainbow Chorale Dec 2019

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2021/2022 Season

Note – World Singing Day in Wilmington has been cancelled by the organizers.

Halloween Bingo Oct 29 6pm

Halloween Bingo poster, October 20 2021

Halloween Bingo returns Friday October 29th 2021! Please join AIDS Delaware and the Rainbow Chorale as we put on our signature fundraiser at the Mill Creek Fire Company Chambers Memorial Hall, 3808 Kirkwood Highway, Wlmington. Doors open at 6pm, games begin at 7pm. Arrive early, bring your dinner or purchase food at the concession stand, select a table, and enjoy BINGO, a la risqué. More information and tickets are available here.

IMPORTANT COVID SAFETY INFORMATION FOR BINGO

  • Vaccination card (photo OK) or printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required upon arrival
  • Masks must be worn at all times except when actively eating or drinking

Save the Date(s)! Dec 3rd & 4th

Save the Date(s) for our “What a Wonderful World” concerts this December when we celebrate the holiday season and return to in person performing. Performances will be held on Friday December 3rd at 7:30pm at St Stephen’s Lutheran Church (1301 N. Broom St, Wilmington) and Saturday December 4th, also at 7:30pm, at Skyline United Methodist Church (3100 Skyline Dr, Wilmington). Check back here for more information about tickets, including remote viewing options, coming soon!

Open Call

Open Call poster, Sept 2021

The Rainbow Chorale held our Fall Open Calls on Monday, September 13 and Monday, September 20. If you missed our Open Calls but are interested in singing with the Rainbow Chorale, please contact us to let us know of your interest. Our next Open Calls will be in early January 2022. In the meantime, check out our Joining page for more details.

We rehearse at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (PCOC), 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809. We are very grateful to PCOC for hosting us!

The Rainbow Chorale is fully committed to returning to live rehearsing and performance in a safe manner. These are the protocols we have decided on:

  • Members must be vaccinated for Covid-19 to attend rehearsals and performances.
  • We will wear masks (well fitted, covering mouth and nose) during rehearsals and other inside events
  • During rehearsal singers will be socially distanced
  • Rehearsals will last no longer than 90 minutes
  • We will have air purifiers running during rehearsal
  • We will live stream our rehearsals for members unable to attend in person
  • The RCD Board is monitoring the ever-changing situation and will update our policies as needed
  • If you have any concerns or questions about any part of this policy, please email membership@therainbowchorale.org

2020/2021 Season

Hope Sings Eternal- Up For Viewing!

Hope Sings Eternal Spring Concert Poster

Click HERE to see Hope Sings Eternal, the free RCD Spring 2021 Concert!

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware premiered “Hope Sings Eternal” a free virtual concert composed of new recordings and old chorale favorites on May 26th 2021. Archival footage of the chorale’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” and an all new, all virtually assembled production of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” are just two examples that highlight the spectrum of RCD’s musicality, past and present, in-person and virtually. Featuring videos of the combined chorale as well as offerings from individuals and smaller ensembles, this production aspires to bring messages of hope and inclusion in these uncertain times. The video is still up for viewing – just click on the link above.

Support the Chorale!

Please support the Chorale by donating to the Chorale’s general fund. Your donation will help cover the revenue we have lost from cancelled fundraisers and the conversion of our 2020/2021 concerts to free online performances, and aid us as we start-up our 2021/2022 season, in person. Thank you for your support!

Previously During our 2020/2021 Season

Name that Tune!

APO Name that Tune May 18 graphic

The Rainbow Chorale teamed up again with the American Pops Orchestra on Tuesday May 18th at 7pm for another fun evening of playing “Name that Tune” online as a joint fundraiser for RCD and APO. We tested our knowledge of LGBT and Ally Performers and it’s not a surprise that our very own Anthony placed 3rd!

Virtually Yours – Home for the Holidays!

Virtually Yours Holiday Concert Poster

Did you miss it? Click HERE to see Virtually Yours – Home for the Holidays!

The Rainbow Chorale’s Virtually Yours – Home for the Holidays free concert last December was a combination of individual and small group performances recorded this fall and previously recorded concert performances of beloved holiday pieces. The link for the concert is posted above and also is on our Facebook page for viewing at your leisure.