About the Chorus
We are a group of enthusiastic singers from Delaware, Ohio and the surrounding communities. Under the direction of Joshua Brodbeck, our artistic director, we perform two showcase concerts per year. One in December is largely focused on traditional Christmas music and classical sacred music. The other concert held in Spring, generally in early May, often varies in format. Our diverse works frequently include both contemporary and classical music.
Interested in Joining us?
The Delaware Community Chorus is a group that welcomes all who wish to join and weaves them into an inspirational sound, performing several concerts and outings each year.
Our rehearsals are held at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Delaware, OH, Monday nights from 7 – 9 p.m. Our season runs approximately from Labor Day to Memorial Day.
Choristers enjoy a short break over the holiday season and resume rehearsals in January for their spring concert.
The chorus is selected by audition. If you are interested in singing with us, please contact our Artistic Director Joshua Brodbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Contact page to plan a visit.
Joshua Brodbeck is a young American concert organist who is in constant demand as a performer and hymn fest leader. At the age of nine, Mr. Brodbeck performed in his first concert in the United States. He made his international debut at age 12 playing for an organ dedication in Slovenia, Europe. Mr. Brodbeck is known and commended for his varied programs that please audiences everywhere.
Mr. Brodbeck began his studies at Bluffton University at the age of 12 with Dr. Stephen Jacoby. After graduating high school, he studied at the Capital University Conservatory of Music as well as the Jacobs school of Music at Indiana University with Mr. Todd Wilson. Since graduating, he has had coaching sessions with Mr. Paul Jacobs of the Julliard School of Music and Dame Gillian Weir in the United Kingdom.
Currently, Mr. Brodbeck is the Minister of Music and Artist-in-Residence at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ohio. In this role, he oversees the entire music program and concert series. He is also the Organist-in-Residence at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Director of Worship for the Southern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Mr. Brodbeck started as the Delaware Community Chorus organ and piano accompanist for two concerts in 2015. He has been the chorus’ artistic director since the ’17-’18 season.
Daniel D. Hursey
A native of Delaware, OH, Daniel graduated from Willis High School in 1960 and went on to attend Kent State University where he would receive his BA, and the University of Bridgeport, CT for his MA. For summer enrichment, Daniel studied coral conducting and other choral/vocal techniques at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ.
Daniel taught elementary general music for 2 years in Akron, Ohio and 28 years in New Canaan, CT. Daniel studied organ for two years and played recitals in NYC, England, and various churches in Ohio and Connecticut. He was awarded a one-year sabbatical leave during the school year to study music in Geneva, Switzerland at the Institute Jaques Dalcroze. Daniel retired in 1999, then spent five years in Tuscon, AZ and finally returned home to Delaware in 2007.
Daniel retired after eight years of leading the Delaware Community Chorus on May 7, 2017.
Nathan Hamm acquired the Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance from the Ohio State University in 1995. He has been in considerable demand ever since, mainly as a choir accompanist, having worked with high school choirs of Westland, Grove City, Central Crossing, Upper Arlington, Linden McKinley and Olentangy. He also accompanied the Dublin Singers from 2001 to 2007, as well as the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus since 2006.
Nathan held the position as pianist for the North Unitarian Universalist Congregation for nearly twenty years. He’s now the pianist for the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, a position which opened several performing opportunities for him, such as a temporary chamber ensemble known as UUniverse, and several full-length piano recitals of his own.