Since 1957, the Delaware Choral Society has brought the music of great composers to Dover and its surrounding communities.
The Delaware Choral Society 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 and folk music, are performed in concerts held at least twice every year. The group celebrates its beginnings by performing Messiah every five years. For an overview of all of our concerts, click on Our History.
Our 2013-2014 concert season is upon us and we are proud to announce a new partnership with the Schwartz Center for the Arts, where we'll perform each of our concerts this season! We will present A Christmas Journey on December 15th, 2013, at 4pm. This concert will offer works by Lauriden, Poulenc, Rutter and Britten, as well as feature soloists of local and regional notoriety, and the First State Brass ensemble. On April 27th, 2014, we're excited to present Mozart's Requiem, featuring world-renowned soloists, orchestra, and the debut of the Delaware Youth Chorale, a youth organization providing a choral outlet for children grades 4th-7th. Tickets for both events are available through the Schwartz Center website.
The Delaware Choral Society is a non-profit organization, open to every interested singer without audition.