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.
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Our next Open Calls will be September 12 & 19 2022 for our fall trimester at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (PCOC), 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809. If you are interested in singing with the Rainbow Chorale, please contact us to let us know of your interest. New singers should plan to arrive between 6 and 6:30pm; regular rehearsal for all singers begins at 7pm. We are a no-audition choir – our artistic director will discuss voice placement with you but there is no need to prepare music. Check out our Joining page for more information. NOTE proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required of our members; bring your vaccination card or a copy or phone image of it when you come for Open Call.
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 live rehearsing and performance in a safe manner. These are the protocols we have decided on:
This June the Rainbow Chorale, with Joyful Noise, presented “We Rise” Sunday June 5 at 4pm, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington DE 19809. This free concert was the culmination of our 2021/2022 season of renewal and celebration.
Featuring “Make Your Own Kind of Music”, “Stand Up”, “I Can’t Keep Quiet”, “Rise Up”, “How Far I’ll Go” and the ebullient “Jai Ho”, this concert let our voices soar – for justice, for equality, and for joy.
We were “Coming out of the Dark” this March with our Showcase featuring both the full Rainbow Chorale chorus and small and solo acts performing pieces from The Wiz, Pitch Perfect, The Greatest Showman, Wicked and much much more! We performed Friday March 18th and Saturday 19th, both at 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek (UUSMC), 579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711.
Maya Angelou said, “Shine on. Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” The LGBTQ+ community has been forced to stay in the darkness for far too long. We are here and we are proud of the impact we make on the world. Our Showcase was inspired by these two quotes and presents music to encourage and uplift. We are boldly stepping out of the darkness and into the light!
We held our “What a Wonderful World” concerts celebrating the holiday season and our return to in person performing 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). We offered both in person and remote viewing tickets.
From Deck the Halls to Auld Lang Syne “What a Wonderful World” took a musical tour of the winter holidays. We were excited to share with you heart-warming, soul-stirring, and occasionally hilarious, music that illustrates that it is truly “A Wonderful World”. A video of the 12/3 performance can be found on our YouTube channel here.