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.

Giving Tuesday 2021

Donate HERE to support the Chorale this Giving Tuesday. Thank You!

2021/2022 Season

What a Wonderful World Concerts, Dec 3rd & 4th

Join us 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 – parking at the Westminster Presbyterian lot at Rodney & 13th) and Saturday December 4th, also at 7:30pm, at Skyline United Methodist Church (3100 Skyline Dr, Wilmington). In addition to in-person GA tickets, we are offering remote viewing options for those uncomfortable or unable to attend in person. If you purchase a remote viewing option you may watch it in real time, or later – a recording will be available for a week afterwards.

From Deck the Halls to Auld Lang Syne we are taking a musical tour of the winter holidays and celebrating our return to in person performance. We are excited to share with you heart-warming, soul-stirring, and occasionally hilarious, music that illustrates that it is truly “A Wonderful World”. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

IMPORTANT COVID SAFETY INFORMATION FOR CONCERTS

For everyone’s safety, we require that all audience members:

  • Wear a close fitted mask over mouth and nose while inside the venues
  • Present proof of Covid-19 vaccination (vaccine card or photo/copy of the card) OR printed negative test result for a Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of the concert
  • If you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been exposed to an infected person and not yet had a negative test result, we ask that you contact us and we will refund your ticket(s) and/or set you up with the remote viewing (live stream on 12/3; zoom on 12/4) option.

Our singers have all been vaccinated for Covid-19; all performers and volunteers will be masked. We will use social distancing in the seating and have portable air purifiers in the performance spaces to scrub the air.

Open Call

Open Call poster, Sept 2021

If you are interested in singing with the Rainbow Chorale, please contact us to let us know of your interest. Our next Open Calls will be January 3rd and 10th 2022 for our winter trimester. 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

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 during the Covid 19 pandemic, and aid us as we navigate our 2021/2022 season and return to in-person singing. Thank you for your support!

Previously During Our 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.

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.