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.


DoMore24 Online Fundraiser March 7-8

Please donate to the RCD during this year’s DoMore24 online fundraiser. From 6pm on Thursday March 7th until 6pm on Friday March 8th, your donation will “do more” for RCD through matching from the Delaware Division of the Arts and prizes! Every donation helps us reach our goal. Just click on the portal on the left to set a reminder to donate.

2023/2024 Season

Power of Pride Showcase, 3/23/24 7:30pm

Power of Pride 3/23 7:30pm poster

Click here to download a print version of the poster.

Tickets are now on sale for our Power of Pride Showcase celebrating the pride our members have in themselves and their lives. Saturday March 23rd, 7:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek, 579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark DE. UUSMC is an ADA accessible facility with free parking at the church and at the adjacent Paper Mill Park. Doors open one hour before the show at 6:30pm.

Pride can take many forms. LGBTQ+ Pride is, of course, a very important one for the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware, but in this concert we will also celebrate 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 features small groups and solos as well as the full Rainbow Chorale. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

GA ($25) and live-stream ($25/household) tickets are available here. GA tickets will also be available at the door. TABLES ARE SOLD OUT


Winter 2024 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 are currently recommending that singers mask for rehearsal – it is not required but strongly encouraged
  • We are also encouraging singers to spread out in the pews for social distancing
  • We 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

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2023/2024 Major Concerts

2023-2024 Season flyer

We are excited to announce the dates and locations of our major concerts of the 2023/2024 Season:

  • Saturday, December 2nd 2023 7pm, Skyline United Methodist Church, 3100 Skyline Dr., Pike Creek DE. Peace & Joy holiday concert.
  • Saturday, March 23rd 2024 7:30pm, Universalist Unitarian Society of Mill Creek, 579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark DE. Power of Pride Showcase.
  • Sunday, June 2nd 2024 4pm, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington DE. Sharing Our Light spring concert. Note new date & time!

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.

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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”

Previously This Season…

Peace & Joy, 12/2, 7pm

Peace & Joy, Dec 2 2023 flyer

Click here to download a print version of the poster.

Peace & Joy, Saturday December 2, 7pm at Skyline UMC, 3100 Skyline Dr, Pike Creek.

Skyline UMC is an accessible facility with ample parking; audience should park in the top lot.

We will have a live-stream option for those who cannot make the performance in person – check out the tickets page for more information. The live-stream will be available for at least three weeks so you can watch it at your convenience.

All ticket sales are closed.

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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