Since 1957, the Delaware Choral Society has brought the music of great composers to Dover and its surrounding communities.
Our most recent concert was presented Sunday, April 19th at the Schwartz Center for the Arts and featured Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. What an exciting moment it was with the two grand pianos, percussion, and amazing solos! We also had the pleasure of presenting a brand new composition by the winner of the first annual Delaware Collegiate Choral Composers Competition, Emily DeWoolfson. If you attended the concert please take a few minutes to complete this CONCERT SURVEY. Your comments are very important to us and will help us make plans and secure funding for future concerts.
Our next concert, Earth Shall Ring, will be held December 13, 2015 and will feature seasonal music from around the world. Rehearsals will start in early September. 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. Our April 2016 concert will feature the Lord Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn.
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.