WDEL Delaware Arts Showcase: Delaware Choral Society

By Carl Kanefsky 8:20am, May 7, 2013 - Updated 2:05pm, May 7, 2013
Members of the Delaware Choral Society have been singing for over 50 years, and have loved every minute of it.

WDEL's Carl Kanefsky has more, in your WDEL Delaware Arts Showcase.

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The Delaware Choral Society was founded in 1957 when a few church choirs in the Dover area joined together to sing Handel's Messiah. After performing the piece for several years, the group branched out and began doing other types of pieces according to Artistic Director James Wilson.

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"Works by the big name composers, Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Brahms...their requiems, other large pieces," he says.

And Wilson says the diversity of music the group performs goes right along with its mission.

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"We focus on bringing choral arts to the community, and we perform classical pieces, masterworks, contemporary pieces, popular works. We perform sometimes with orchestra, sometimes with solo musicians, and sometimes with other arts organizations in Delaware. We sing from the heart, and when we bring that into performance, I think that we are able to convey that feeling with our audience," Wilson says.

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