The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware is non-auditioned LGBTQ+ and allies community chorus and open to all adult singers at all levels of experience. We perform three major concerts a year and have an active outreach program of singing at community events. Use these links to learn more about: our 2023/2024 Season and Outreach Events, how to request the RCD to sing at your event, how to join the Chorale, how to contact us, and purchase tickets.

2023/2024 Season

Shining Our Light, June 2nd 4PM

Shining Our Light, 6/2/24 at 4pm

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The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware concludes its 2023-2024 season with a dynamic and powerful concert: Shining Our Light: Songs of Strength, Hope, & Justice. Works by Rollo Dilworth, Dan Forrest, Karen Marrolli, and Kyle Pederson will surely strike a chord with listeners; additional music from ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Newsies’, P!nk, The Highwomen, and Carly Simon rounds out our program. Join us for an exciting and moving afternoon of music.

Sunday June 2nd at 4pm at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (PCOC), 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809.

Tickets are now on sale and will also be available at the door.

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult General Admission $20
  • Youth (2-18) General Admission $5
  • Live-stream (household) $20

Infants under 2 are not charged admission.

Spring 2024 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. New members should bring proof of vaccination (a photo on your phone is fine) to Open Call.
  • Singers are welcome to mask – it is not required but encouraged
  • Singers are also free to spread out in the pews for social distancing
  • We 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

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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. Power of Pride Showcase.
  • Sunday, June 2nd 2024 4pm, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington DE. Sharing Our Light spring concert. Note new date & time!

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.

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Outreach Events

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.

In Fall 2023, RCD has sung at:

  • Hanover Presbyterian Church Service
  • University of Delaware Coming Out Day
  • Halloween Bingo fundraiser for AIDS Delaware and RCD
  • Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Halloween Spooktacular
  • Festival of Trees fundraiser for Delaware Hospice
  • Church on Main “Holiday Sneak Peek”

In the Spring & Summer 2024 we will sing at:

  • Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek service
  • Spring Bingo fundraiser for AIDS Delaware and RCD
  • Delaware Pride Festival
  • Sussex Pride Festival
  • The Delaware Contemporary A+ Art Night
  • GALA 2024 Festival in Minneapolis MN

Visit our Schedule page for details!

Previously This Season…

Power of Pride Showcase, 3/23/24 7:30pm

Power of Pride 3/23 7:30pm poster

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The Rainbow Chorale rejoiced in the Power of Pride to a sold-out crowd! Pride can take many forms. LGBTQ+ Pride is, of course, a very important one for us, but in this concert we also celebrated other kinds of pride including pride in yourself, the pride parents feel for their children, and the pride that comes from being a member of a community where you truly feel that you belong. This cabaret style show featured small groups and solos as well as the full Rainbow Chorale.

Click here to download the Showcase program.

Peace & Joy, 12/2, 7pm

Peace & Joy, Dec 2 2023 flyer

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Peace & Joy, Saturday December 2, 7pm at Skyline UMC, 3100 Skyline Dr, Pike Creek.

Click here to download the concert program.

Holiday Sneak Peek, 11/26, 1pm

Sneak Peek graphic

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The Rainbow Chorale performed selections from our Peace & Joy holiday concert in our free Holiday Sneak Peek event on Sunday November 26 at 1pm at Church on Main, 44 West Main St, Middletown DE.

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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.


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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