Welcome

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.


2024 GALA Festival

RCD at Battery Park

Hello Minneapolis! The Rainbow Chorale is hitting the road this summer to attend the GALA Choruses 2024 Festival in Minneapolis MN! For five fabulous days, July 10 through July 14, the Chorale members will be immersed in the world of GALA Choruses – seeing wonderful music of all kinds by all sizes of groups, making friends and basking in the camaraderie and excitement of Festival. This GALA Festival is the largest yet with over 7,000 delegates registered and 200 choruses. Both the full Rainbow Chorale and our small ensemble Prism will be performing at GALA 2024 – Prism on 7/10 in the Ensemble Concerts 1 block at 9:15pm and RCD on 7/11 in the Chorus Concerts 2-CLC block at 5pm. If you aren’t making it to Minneapolis yourself, the Festival organizers are offering live-stream passes for the Festival, which you can purchase here and see us, and so many more choruses perform.

Many thanks to all who have supported our GALA fundraisers! Your generosity has helped us cover the expenses of Festival registration, fees and staff travel. We are still raising money to help members who are attending Festival with their travel and day-to-day expenses while in Minneapolis – if you would like to help, please donate and specify the GALA fund.


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!

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2023/2024 Season

Shining Our Light, June 2nd 4PM

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

Click here to download a print version of the poster.

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware concluded its 2023-2024 season with a dynamic and powerful concert: Shining Our Light: Songs of Strength, Hope, & Justice. The program included works by Rollo Dilworth, Dan Forrest, Karen Marrolli, and Kyle Pederson struck a chord with listeners; additional music from ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Newsies’, Pink, The Highwomen, and Carly Simon rounded out the repertoire.

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

Ticket Prices:

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

Infants under 2 are not charged admission.

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.

The debut concert of our Artistic Director Jon M. Timmons, and Collaborative Pianist Kevin Mucchetti, was a filled with gorgeous repertoire sung with passion and style. The ethereal Winter Song, the energetic Eneza Upendo, the jazzy Cool Yule and the bottle band accompanied Yodel Carol were just some of the pieces making for a memorable evening.

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.

Mission

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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