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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We are excited to announce the dates and locations of our major concerts of the 2023/2024 Season:
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.
Save the date for the return of Halloween Bingo! Sunday October 27 at the Chambers Memorial Hall, 3900 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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: