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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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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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 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.
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!