The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware, the First State’s pioneering LGBT choral ensemble, will present its annual spring concert, Family Gathering, at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 6. The event will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road in Rehoboth Beach.
The April 6 program showcases music that is a celebration of the family - the families people have and the families they choose. As usual, the chorale will include a rich and eclectic mix of musical styles, from selections like Bobby McFerrin’s "The 23rd Psalm" and Joan Szymko’s "It Takes a Village," to Fred Small’s statement of unconditional love and acceptance, "Everything Possible."
More familiar fare includes Elton John’s "Your Song," Billy Joel’s "Lullabye," Randy Newman’s "You’ve Got A Friend In Me" from Disney’s "Toy Story," and the Sister Sledge '70s anthem, "We Are Family."
To coincide with the 2012-13 season’s theme of Giving Back, the chorale will present two important works - RCD member Thomas Meehan’s "A Stitch in Time," composed for the University of Delaware’s 1995 AIDS Quilt Display - and Randi Driscoll’s haunting "What Matters." Proceeds from the purchase of this music benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.TheRainbowChorale.org or by calling 888-512-5093. This concert is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.