Past Concerts

2023/2024 Season

Shining Our Light, June 2 2024 4PM

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

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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.

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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.

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Peace & Joy, 12/2/24, 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.

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Holiday Sneak Peek, 11/26/24, 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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2022/2023 Season

Curtain Up! Weds June 21, 7:30pm

Curtain Up! June 21 2023 poster

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

Skyline UMC is an accessible facility with ample parking.

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.

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Selections from Ages & Stages can be seen on our YouTube channel.

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.

2021/2022 Season

We Rise Spring Concert, June 5 2022 4pm

This June the Rainbow Chorale, with Joyful Noise, presented “We Rise” Sunday June 5 at 4pm, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Rd, Wilmington DE 19809. This free concert was the culmination of our 2021/2022 season of renewal and celebration.

Featuring “Make Your Own Kind of Music”, “Stand Up”, “I Can’t Keep Quiet”, “Rise Up”, “How Far I’ll Go” and the ebullient “Jai Ho”, this concert let our voices soar – for justice, for equality, and for joy.

You can view a recording of the concert here. You can also download a copy of the program.

Coming out of the Dark Showcase, March 18 & 19 2022

We were “Coming out of the Dark” this March with our Showcase featuring both the full Rainbow Chorale chorus and small and solo acts performing pieces from The Wiz, Pitch Perfect, The Greatest Showman, Wicked and much much more! We performed Friday March 18th and Saturday 19th, both at 7:30pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek (UUSMC), 579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711.

Maya Angelou said, “Shine on. Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” The LGBTQ+ community has been forced to stay in the darkness for far too long. We are here and we are proud of the impact we make on the world. Our Showcase was inspired by these two quotes and presents music to encourage and uplift. We are boldly stepping out of the darkness and into the light!

A video of our performance can be found on our YouTube channel here. You can also download a copy of the program.


What a Wonderful World – Dec 2021

We held our “What a Wonderful World” concerts celebrating the holiday season and our return to in person performing 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). We offered both in person and remote viewing tickets.

From Deck the Halls to Auld Lang Syne “What a Wonderful World” took a musical tour of the winter holidays. We were excited to share with you heart-warming, soul-stirring, and occasionally hilarious, music that illustrates that it is truly “A Wonderful World”. A video of the 12/3 performance can be found on our YouTube channel here.

2020/2021 Season

Hope Sings Eternal

Hope Sings Eternal Concert Poster

Click HERE to see Hope Sings Eternal, the free RCD Spring 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.

Virtually Yours – Home for the Holidays!

Virtually Yours Holiday Concert Poster

Did you miss it? Click HERE to see Virtually Yours – Home for the Holidays! (Note – the actual concert starts about 9 minutes in.)

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.