Since 1957, the Delaware Choral Society has brought the music of great composers to Dover and its surrounding communities.
Our 2014-2015 concert season is upon us and this year we are again proud to be partnering with the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover for each of our concerts. Our most recent concert, A Christmas Rose was presented on December 14th, 2014 and was a rousing success. Join us this spring for Carmina Burana: Sacred and Profane on April 19th, 2015. Tickets are available through the Schwartz Center website. As always the concert will feature our adult choir as well as the Delaware Youth Chorale, a youth organization providing a choral outlet for children grades 4 through 7.
The Delaware Choral Society (DCS) was formed in Dover in 1957 by a group of church choirs desiring to perform Handel's Messiah. Originally Messiah was performed every December, but over the course of time, the group decided to branch out into other choral music of the great composers. Now works by composers from the Renaissance to the present, as well as renditions of spirituals, folk, and popular music, are performed in concerts held at least twice every year. However, every fifth year the DCS celebrates its beginnings by perfoming Handel's Messiah. In 2014 the Delaware Youth Chorale (DYC) was formed by the DCS to introduce middle school-aged children to the joys of choral singing. The DYC is now an integral part of DCS concerts. For an overview of all of our concerts, click on Our History.
The Delaware Choral Society is a non-profit organization, open to every interested singer without audition.