The Delray Beach Chorale is a long-established choral performance group dedicated to sharing the experience of beautiful music with the Palm Beach County community. We are comprised of qualified and dedicated volunteer singers including professional, semi-professional, and amateur musicians. Our sixty-plus members come from diverse backgrounds and range in age from 20 to 80. We rehearse with professional leadership and perform two major programs a year, in Winter and Spring.
Our mission is to cultivate the appreciation of choral music through inspiring performances.
Our vision is to be the premiere choral ensemble of Southeast Florida, combining professional, non-professional and student musicians.
We have been performing choral music in the South Palm Beach County area for over 35 years. In 1982, a number of Delray Beach residents, determined to organize a South Palm Beach County community chorus in order to perform choral masterpieces at the highest artistic level, established the Delray Beach Chorale, holding weekly rehearsals and seasonal concerts at a local church.
In 2016, in an effort to broaden community participation, especially with younger musicians, DBC established a partnership with Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Music under the leadership of Artistic Director, Patricia P. Fleitas, D.M.A. Designated the new Ensemble in Residence, our 30-week rehearsal schedule was relocated from Delray Beach to the FAU campus in Boca Raton. We simultaneously added new concert venues in both north and south Palm Beach County to make our performances more accessible to all audiences.
Board of Directors
Jeremiah Cummings, President
Monica Hidalgo, Vice President
Lily Norton, Treasurer
Deborah Sherman, Secretary
Christopher Jarvis, At-Large Member
Dylan Evans, At-Large Member
Paul Tasca, At-Large Member
DBC Advisory Board
Les Deck, Chairman
Sid & Pat Breman
Victor & Caryl Coppola
Drs. Lee & Sandy Porterfield
Don & Mary Thompson
Ken & Pat Years
The Advisory Board of the Delray Beach Chorale supports the Chorale’s mission and vision by providing assistance to the Board of Directors in the areas of Educational Outreach, Arts in the Community, and Development.