Colesville United Methodist Church Welcomes The Delaware State University Choir
The University Choir has been a substantial part of the University tradition since the inception of this historical black college-university founded in 1891. This organization ranges from 60 to 80 voices in membership. The choir(s) performs for numerous community and university events including Convocation, Parent’s Day, Fall and Spring concerts, Tours and Commencement Exercises. The repertoire of these ensembles vary from Early Baroque to Classical and Romantic era choral and sacred works, to contemporary compositions in various genres; jazz, early and contemporary gospel, show tunes, and Broadway musicals. The ensembles are also committed to preserving its heritage by singing the Afro-American Spiritual and other compositions by Afro-American composers. Not limited or restricted to these genres, the choral ensembles are dedicated to exposing and preparing students for music careers of a vast number of professions.
The choir has performed for many distinguished occasions, including, but not limited to, having performed Handel’s “Messiah” with The Harlem Festival Orchestra at the prestigious Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware and a statewide presentation of Negro Spirituals written and conducted by the late composer/performer Jester Hairston with the University of Delaware. In addition, the choir collaborated with Temple University in the presentation of Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” The choir is currently under the musical direction of Dr. Lloyd Mallory, Jr.
Washington Women's Chorale in Concert
Join the Washington Women's Chorale for their Spring Concert at Colesville UMC. Portions of the proceeds will go toward JFON - a non profit organization providing free legal service for immigrants. Selections by Rutter, Randall Thompson, and Whitacre.
Sundays at 10:00 AM
Colesville is blessed with a joyous and spiritual membership. We offer Adult Sunday School classes beginning at 9:00 am, a nursery, and a multitude of opportunities for all ages to become involved. Visitor parking is available in the back of the church and near the East entrance. Our facility features handicap accessiblity at the East entrance and ushers are available to assist with any special needs you may have.
At Colesville, some of us dress up and others dress casual. We believe God is more concerned with a person's heart than with their clothes; and we welcome you, just as you are. First-time visitors are invited to contact us for more information. For new members and those considering joining us, we offer New Member Classes regularly. Informal Coffee Time is held after the morning service and is a perfect time to catch up with church members and make new friends. Please use this site to access the information you need about the church and as a resource for broadening your faith. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you might have.