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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2022/2023 Season

Curtain Up! Weds June 21, 7:30pm

Curtain Up! June 21 2023 poster

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Come to our spring concert “Curtain Up!” on Wednesday June 21 at 7:30pm, at Skyline UMC, 3100 Skyline Dr, Pike Creek. The Rainbow Chorale “Does Broadway” with selections from Hamilton, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde, Something Rotten, Ragtime, Six, Hadestown and more.

GA and live-stream tickets are available here and GA tickets will also be available at the door. We have been able to reduce our ticket prices for this concert due to a generous bequest from the estate of Barbara Gittings, for which we are very grateful.

Skyline UMC is an accessible facility with ample parking.

Spring Bingo, June 11 6pm

Spring Bingo June 11 2023 poster

Come to the ever popular Spring Bingo Sunday June 11, 6pm, at Chambers Memorial Hall, 3900 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington. Doors open at 5pm and games begin at 6pm. Details and tickets now available here. Celebrate Pride month by coming in your best rainbow attire. All proceeds benefit AIDS Delaware and the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware.

Artistic Director Opening

The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware is seeking an Artistic Director for our 2023/2024 season. Click here to download the position description, qualifications required and instructions for applying.

Spring 2023 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.
  • We do not require masks for rehearsal, or in the building in general, though members are welcome to wear them if they wish.
  • If they wish, singers may socially distance themselves
  • We will 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

Previously This Season

Ages & Stages, Saturday April 1 2023, 7:30pm

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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.

DoMore24 – Thank You!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the DoMore24 Delaware fundraiser this past March 2-3! We reached (and exceeded!) our fundraising goal and are very grateful for your support. If you missed the fundraiser but would like to donate, you still can by going to our Donation page

Everything Old is New Again,1/6/23 7:30pm

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.

Live Stream

We also live-streamed the concert for those who could not attend in person. Click HERE to access a recording of the live-stream. You can download the program here.

Giving Tuesday 2022 – Thank You!

Many thanks to those who gave during Giving Tuesday 2022! If you didn’t get to it during Giving Tuesday, it is not too late to support the Rainbow Chorale by donating here. Your donation will help us continue our mission of “Eliciting Change Through Music” and provide funding for music, concerts, our trip to the GALA Festival in 2024, and much more. Thank you!

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.