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November 28, 2022

The Choir School of Delaware proudly announces Sounds of the Season, its annual holiday concert. Welcome to the holidays with favorite choral classics from several faiths and traditions. A light reception will follow. Kids’ tickets are free – festive fun for the whole family!

The concert features the Choir School’s intergenerational choir, where professional musicians, adult volunteers, and talented youth sing side-by-side. Musical highlights include John Rutter’s Gloria with brass ensemble and percussion, “Ocho Kandelikas,” an energetic Chanukah celebration, “Carol of the Bells,” a Christmas favorite, “Tundra,” a winter landscape painted through sound, “Glory to God in the Highest,” a gospel retelling of the Christmas story, and more.



Sounds of the Season: A Celebration of Holiday Tradition

When: Sunday, December 11 | 4:00 PM

Where: Grace United Methodist Church, 900 Washington St, Wilmington, DE

Tickets: $35, Kids Under 18 Free Senior, Military, and College Discounts Available
Buy Tickets: 

or 302-543-8657 x4

Press RSVP: or 302-543-8657 x4

Sounds of the Season is the second concert of the Choir School’s Jubilee Concert Season, marking the 25th anniversary of its award-winning after-school program and the 140th anniversary of its intergenerational choir. Ticket proceeds directly support the Choir School’s life-changing programs, which connect Wilmington youth to professional music training, academic support, mentoring, and social services.

Members of the press are invited to attend the concert or prior rehearsals. Please contact Hannah Grasso for tickets or to schedule a rehearsal visit: or 302-543-8657 x4.


The majority of Choir School students live at or below the poverty line. 100% of its students graduate from high school, and all graduate with a plan to continue their education, launch a career or begin military service. The Choir School of Delaware is available to all, regardless of income.

An intergenerational choir, celebrating its 140th year in 2022-23, is the cornerstone of the Choir School’s after-school program and performs throughout the state.

The Choir School of Delaware is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the  Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on



The Choir School of Delaware, a “Community Center that Sings,” provides life-changing after-school and summer programs for Wilmington children ages 7-17. Programs combine professional-level choral training and performance opportunities with homework help, mentoring, and social services, creating a safe, inspiring environment where young people realize their full potential.


 Artistic Samples

“Total Praise”

arr. Richard Smallwood

“It’s a Grand Night for Singing” from State Fair

Rodgers and Hammerstein, arr. Shaw