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.
This season we are thankful for so many things. We are thankful for the gift of music, it makes us happy, lifts us up when we are down, and provides a theme for our lives. The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware has been doing this for over 20 Years. The Chorale has been a part of so many lives over these past 20 years. It is a home, a safe place, a circle of deep friendships, and a voice to the community. From Carnegie Hall to The Delaware Symphony, from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach, The Rainbow Chorale has provided a voice for the LGBTQ+ community.
The need in our communities is very real and this past year has been particularly challenging. We are eternally grateful to our supporters like you who help transform our shared beliefs and hopes into action. Your continued donations help us to give us the opportunity to be the voice of change. While we may not be able to perform, we continue to rehearse and remain steadfast in our mission to our members and to the community.Please consider making a donation on Giving Tuesday to The Rainbow Chorale to help celebrate these past 20 years. You can make a one-time donation or join our Power of 20 Campaign to make automatic monthly donations throughout our 2020-2021 season.
The Rainbow Chorale will stream our Virtually Yours – Home for the Holidays concert on Wednesday December 16th and Friday December 18th, at 7pm. This free concert will be a combination of individual and small group performances recorded this fall and previously recorded concert performances of beloved holiday pieces. More info to come! Join our email list or visit our Facebook page to receive streaming information.
Our Fall 2020 trimester will be a mix of remote and outside fun and fulfilling activities culminating in a online concert! We will still be meeting online on Monday nights at 7pm to:
In addition, we plan to meet outside for safe, socially distanced singing! If you have questions about our fall program or are interested in joining, please use our contact form to reach out to us. While we are not having our traditional open call, we are starting up activities after Labor Day.
Our December concert will be streamed and mixture of full choral pieces previously recorded and solos/duets/small group numbers recorded by current members. Join our email list to receive notifications of our fall (and future!) activities.
If you are able to help us in these challenging times, please donate to the Chorale’s general fund. 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 and please enjoy this video!
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.
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. It is free to play; donations made during the event will be split between APO and RCD. Test your knowledge of TV Themes in this fun trivia game and help support the Chorale.