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Music in New Castle County Delaware



Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, ardensingers.com
This chorus performs Gilbert and Sullivan musicals at Arden Gild Hall and elsewhere. See “Yeomen of the Guard” April 26-27 and May 2-4.


Delaware Valley Chorale
PO Box 4623, Greenville, 740-2410, delawarevalleychorale.org
Performs major works of choral literature in a four-concert season. Hear African-American Spirituals on Feb. 7 at the Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew in Wilmington and “Elmore’s The Cross” May 18 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wilmington.


Everett Theatre
47 W. Main St., Middletown, 378-7038, everetttheatre.com
In addition to concerts, it hosts community theater, dance performances and films.


The Brandywiners Chorale
PO Box 248, Montchanin, 478-3355, brandywiners.org
In addition to a large annual musical, the group gives benefit concerts across the region. This summer’s show is “Annie Get Your Gun” July 25-27 and Aug. 1-3.

P.O. Box 63, Montchanin, 652-3997, coroallegro.com
This ensemble is dedicated to performing choral literature.


First State Symphonic Band
Newark, 454-1939, firststatesymphonicband.com
This group of talented amateurs performs classics, marches and show tunes at various locations throughout the year.

New Ark Chorale
P.O. Box 5550, Newark, 368-4946, newarkchorale.org
The chorale performs five to seven concerts per season. Upcoming: “New Ark Chorale on Broadway” on April 21 and “American Tapestry X” on May 26.

Newark Symphony Orchestra
319 E. Main St., Newark, 369-3466, newarksymphony.org
The orchestra and chamber group perform eight concerts a season. Hear Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 on March 3 and Giuseppe Verdi’s “Messa da Requiem” on May 12.

Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road, Newark, pttp.udel.edu
Houses two theaters that are the center of UD’s performance arts community.

UD Department of Music
Amstel Avenue and Orchard Road, Newark, 831-2578, music.udel.edu
The department presents nearly 150 performances each year by faculty, students and guest artists.


Brandywine Baroque
This quintet performs baroque music on period instruments across the state. It performs “Dazzling Music for the Sun King” Feb. 23-24 and Thomas Arne’s “Alfred” April 5-7.

Chorus of the Brandywine
410 Upper Snuff Mill Row, Yorklyn, 655-SING, chorusofthebrandywine.com
The local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra
824 N. Market St., Suite 102, Wilmington, 656-7442, delawaresymphony.org
DSO offers a classical series and a chamber series. Hear and see “The New World” Jan. 25 and Jan. 27, “Beethoven’s World” March 22 and March 24, and Tchaikovsky’s World” April 12 and April 14.

Dickinson Theater Organ Society
1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, 995-5630, dtoskimball.org
Presents several concerts on a traditional Kimball theater organ. Hear Simon Gledhill on March 9, Dick Smith on April 27 and Tony Fenelon on June 8.

First & Central Presbyterian
1101 Market St., Wilmington, 654-5371, fandc.org
The music staff presents diverse programs and Thursday concerts at noon.

The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577, thegrandwilmington.org
Offers comedians, orchestral performances, opera, dance, traditional and contemporary music, both in the main hall and the baby grand. Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis play Feb. 8, director John Waters speaks Feb. 9 and Blind Boys of Alabama sing Feb. 16

HildaMan Chorale
P.O. Box 486, Wilmington, 762-4085, artsdel.org
A 50-member volunteer chorale performs spirituals and other musical selections.

PO Box 7216, Wilmington, 764-6338, melomanie.org
This chamber ensemble plays early and contemporary works on period instruments. See it in Wilmington March 2, in Dover April 4 and at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington on May 9.

The Music School of Delaware
4101 N. Washington St., Wilmington, 762-1132, wilmingtonmusic.org
In addition to student recitals, it presents a Music Masters series featuring faculty and heralded guests.

818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 658-8063, operade.org
International opera stars and newcomers perform. See Gilbert & Sullivan Players perform “H.M.S. Pinafore” Feb 23-24 and “Macbeth” May 5 and May 10-11.

Rainbow Chorale of Delaware
P.O. Box 1467, Wilmington, (888) 512-5093, therainbowchorale.org
The 60-member group celebrates diversity with concerts in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach. “Family Gathering” will be performed April 5-6.

Wilmington Children’s Chorus
800 N. French St., Wilmington, 762-3637, wilmingtonchildrenschorus.org
Talented youngsters perform several concerts a year across New Castle County.

World Cafe Live
The Queen Theatre, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400, queen.worldcafelive.com
Hear local and national musical acts. Bernie Worrell Orchestra performs Feb. 16. Fountains of Wayne is March 14.