Music in New Castle County Delaware


Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden,
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,
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,
In addition to concerts, it hosts community theater, dance performances and films.

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The Brandywiners Chorale
PO Box 248, Montchanin, 478-3355,
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,
This ensemble is dedicated to performing choral literature.


First State Symphonic Band
Newark, 454-1939,
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,
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,
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.

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Roselle Center for the Arts
110 Orchard Road, Newark,
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,
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,
The local chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra
824 N. Market St., Suite 102, Wilmington, 656-7442,
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.

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Dickinson Theater Organ Society
1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, 995-5630,
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,
The music staff presents diverse programs and Thursday concerts at noon.

The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577,
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,
A 50-member volunteer chorale performs spirituals and other musical selections.

PO Box 7216, Wilmington, 764-6338,
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,
In addition to student recitals, it presents a Music Masters series featuring faculty and heralded guests.

818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 658-8063,
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,
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,
Talented youngsters perform several concerts a year across New Castle County.

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

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