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

Our 2020/2021 Season Continues!

Join us on May 18 for Name that Tune!

APO Name that Tune May 18 graphic

The Rainbow Chorale is teaming up again with the American Pops Orchestra on May 18th at 7pm for another fun evening of playing “Name that Tune” online as a joint fundraiser for RCD and APO. It is free to play; donations made during the event will be split between APO and RCD. More details and link to come!

Hope Sings Eternal

Hope Sings Eternal Spring Concert Poster

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware presents “Hope Sings Eternal” a free virtual concert composed of new recordings and old chorale favorites that will be streamed Wednesday May 26 at 7pm (link will be posted later). 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. We hope you will join us for this virtual noteworthy experience.

POPCORN!

We are also running our popcorn fundraiser again – if you donate $25 (or more!) by May 19 we will send you a bag of microwave popcorn as a thank-you to enjoy while watching the concert.

Meanwhile, please enjoy this video that celebrates our first 21 years! And if you missed our “Virtually Yours – Home for the Holidays!” show, you can find a link to view it below.

Support the Chorale!

Many thanks to everyone who donated during the Do More 24 Delaware this March 4th & 5th! The fundraiser is over but you can still support the Chorale by donating to the Chorale’s general fund or join our Power of 20 – Be the Change campaign and donate monthly through July 2021. Your donation will help cover the revenue we have lost from cancelled concerts and fundraisers and aid us as we navigate our 2020/2021 season in the age of Covid. Thank you for your support!

Previously This Season

Open Call February 2021

Virtual Open Call poster, Feb 2021

This season we have decided to do things a bit differently – instead of 3 trimesters with 3 shows, we will have one more semester that will run from February 1 through May. This Winter/Spring semester will culminate in a virtual concert “Hope Sings Eternal” with a new full chorus piece, and individual small groups, duets and solos, which will be streamed on Wednesday May 26 2021 at 7pm.

We meet remotely on Monday evenings at 7pm. Our Monday night sessions include:

  • Music workshops
  • Rehearsal
  • Coaching on how to record yourself
  • Musical games
  • Social events

A schedule can be found here.

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! (Note – the actual concert starts several minutes in.)

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.


Summer 2020 Events

GALA Pride 2020: Staying In | Singing Out

GALA Pride Concerts

See the RCD and other GALA Choruses perform in an online event streamed this June and July. The concert (in 2 parts!) was streamed at 8pm (Eastern) on June 30 and July 8 and is available after that date. The concert features songs from 27 LGBTQ+ choruses across North America connected by interviews with conductors and composers. The concert celebrates LGBTQ Pride along with themed sets exploring GALA choruses as a place of belonging, standing together in times of crisis, and addressing social justice as a singing community.

Though we cannot sing together in person during the COVID-19 pandemic, GALA Choruses stands in solidarity as we change the world through song. The July 8 concert marks what would have been the closing ceremonies for GALA Festival 2020 in Minneapolis. We look forward to the day, when we will sing together again!.

Concerts will include selections from the following groups:

Concert 1 on June 30 — ANNA Crusis Women’s Choir, The Queen’s Singers of Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, Rainbow Harmony Project , Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, Austin Gay Men’s Chorus, Phoenix: Colorado’s Trans Community Choir, Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Men’s Chorus, Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus, GenOUT Youth Chorus, One Voice Mixed Chorus, Denver Women’s Chorus, Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, and Youth Pride Chorus.

Concert 2 on July 8 — San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Bridging Voices Youth Chorus, Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus, OurSong: The Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chorus, San Diego Women’s Chorus, Lavender Light Gospel Choir, Indianapolis Women’s Chorus, The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware, Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Portland Lesbian Choir, Seattle Men & Women’s Choruses.


Name That Tune! American Pops Orchestra Fundraiser

American Pops Orchestra Name That Tune!

Join the American Pops Orchestra (APO) on Facebook Live, Tuesday Aug 4 2020, 7pm, to play “Name that Tune” in a benefit for APO and the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware. Test your knowledge of TV Themes in this fun trivia game and help support the Chorale.