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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2023/2024 Season

2023/2024 Major Concerts

2023-2024 Season flyer

We are excited to announce the dates and locations of our major concerts of the 2023/2024 Season:

  • Saturday, December 2nd 2023 7pm, Skyline United Methodist Church, 3100 Skyline Dr., Pike Creek DE. Peace & Joy holiday concert.
  • Saturday, March 23rd 2024 7:30pm, Universalist Unitarian Society of Mill Creek, 579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark DE. Pride themed Showcase.
  • Saturday, June 1st 2024 7pm, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington DE. Protest themed spring concert.

We also will be doing a concert at Church on Main, 44 W. Main St, Middletown DE, the afternoon of Sunday 11/26/23 – exact time tbd

In addition to our major performances, we have an active outreach program where we sing short sets at events in the community – visit our Schedule page to see what we are up to. If you are interested in having the Chorale sing at your event, please use the Outreach Request Form.

Finally, we will be attending the GALA Choruses Festival in Minneapolis MN, July 10-14 2024! The quadrennial GALA Festival is a chance for LGBTQA+ choruses to gather and spend five fabulous days sharing music. With over 6,000 attendees and ~200 choruses, the GALA Festival is a great opportunity to perform, to listen and to learn. If you want to help us “get to GALA” please go to our Donation page and specify the GALA fund.

Halloween Bingo Save the Date

Save the date for the return of Halloween Bingo! Sunday October 27 at the Chambers Memorial Hall, 3900 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington.

PCOC Halloween Spooktacular 10/28

PCOC Halloween Spooktacular 10-28-23 flyer

We will be participating the PCOC’s Halloween Spooktacular again this year! Come visit our table and stay to hear spooky songs. This is fun event for the full family with many activities – pumpkin painting, costume contest, trunk-or-treat, and free food! Saturday October 28 2-5pm, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington. See you there!

2022/2023 Season

Curtain Up! Weds June 21, 7:30pm

Curtain Up! June 21 2023 poster

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Our spring concert “Curtain Up!” was performed on Wednesday June 21 at 7:30pm, at Skyline UMC, 3100 Skyline Dr, Pike Creek. The Rainbow Chorale “Did Broadway” with selections from Hamilton, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde, Something Rotten, Ragtime, Six, Wicked and more.

Skyline UMC is an accessible facility with ample parking.

Ages & Stages, Saturday April 1 2023, 7:30pm

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We presented one of our popular cabaret style shows with individual acts and group numbers at UUSMC, 579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark DE. This Showcase explored the similarities and differences of life experiences of different generations with music evocative of the the ages and stages our members have gone through. “Turn! Turn! Turn”, “You Will Be Found”, “Don’t Stop Me Now” were just a few of the included pieces capturing the philosophic, hopeful, and just plain fun moments of life.

Everything Old is New Again,1/6/23 7:30pm

We are happy to say that the Rainbow Chorale was able to perform our “Everything Old is New Again” holiday concert on Friday January 6th 2023, 7:30pm, at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (PCOC), 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809. This fun seasonal concert paired new and old versions of holiday favorites, included gorgeous stand alone pieces such as O Magnum Mysterium and Glow, and, on the lighter side, the always entertaining Caffeine Overload Polka.

This was a FREE performance but donations to help defray our costs are very welcome. You can donate here to help.

Live Stream

We also live-streamed the concert for those who could not attend in person. Click HERE to access a recording of the live-stream. You can download the program here.

Fall 2023 Trimester Rehearsal Safety Policies

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:

  • Members must be vaccinated for Covid-19 to attend rehearsals and performances.
  • We do not require masks for rehearsal, or in the building in general, though members are welcome to wear them if they wish.
  • If they wish, singers may socially distance themselves
  • We will have air purifiers running during rehearsal
  • 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 donations help us grow, support our community, reach new audiences and make wonderful music.