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.
Donate HERE to support the Chorale this Giving Tuesday. Thank You!
Join us for our “What a Wonderful World” concerts this December when we celebrate the holiday season and return to in person performing. Performances will be held on Friday December 3rd at 7:30pm at St Stephen’s Lutheran Church (1301 N. Broom St, Wilmington – parking at the Westminster Presbyterian lot at Rodney & 13th) and Saturday December 4th, also at 7:30pm, at Skyline United Methodist Church (3100 Skyline Dr, Wilmington). In addition to in-person GA tickets, we are offering remote viewing options for those uncomfortable or unable to attend in person. If you purchase a remote viewing option you may watch it in real time, or later – a recording will be available for a week afterwards.
From Deck the Halls to Auld Lang Syne we are taking a musical tour of the winter holidays and celebrating our return to in person performance. We are excited to share with you heart-warming, soul-stirring, and occasionally hilarious, music that illustrates that it is truly “A Wonderful World”. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
For everyone’s safety, we require that all audience members:
Our singers have all been vaccinated for Covid-19; all performers and volunteers will be masked. We will use social distancing in the seating and have portable air purifiers in the performance spaces to scrub the air.
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 returning to live rehearsing and performance in a safe manner. These are the protocols we have decided on:
Click HERE to see Hope Sings Eternal, the free RCD Spring 2021 Concert!
The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware premiered “Hope Sings Eternal” a free virtual concert composed of new recordings and old chorale favorites on May 26th 2021. 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. The video is still up for viewing – just click on the link above.
The Rainbow Chorale teamed up again with the American Pops Orchestra on Tuesday May 18th at 7pm for another fun evening of playing “Name that Tune” online as a joint fundraiser for RCD and APO. We tested our knowledge of LGBT and Ally Performers and it’s not a surprise that our very own Anthony placed 3rd!
Did you miss it? Click HERE to see Virtually Yours – Home for the Holidays! >
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.