Most diverse and affordable music in the Heart of Wilmington!

Our History

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Since the 1970s, downtown Wilmington has been enlivened by the great variety of music now presented by Market Street Music. MSM brings audiences the eclectic Thursday Noontime Concerts – a free series – as well as riveting classical full-length concerts in the evening. It also supports two choral organizations – Mastersingers of Wilmington and Center City Chorale. Concerts are presented in the historic and beautiful First & Central Presbyterian Church, on Market Street in downtown Wilmington.

Music is important to the life of every community and MSM is committed to remaining accessible to all audiences and to supporting artists of all ages and abilities. We offer a wide range of short and full-length concerts on a varied schedule, as well as providing opportunities for choral and solo singers at all levels of musical accomplishment. Throughout its history, the organization has also created pathways for young and emerging musicians and composers from throughout the region and the state.

What We Value


• The consistent quality of our musical experiences that expand the listener’s world.
• Our audience members, singers in choral ensembles, and guest performers, and we strive for a welcoming encounter with the arts for all of these people.
• Sound business practices and professional standards that lead to a positive arts experience for all.

Mission Statement


Market Street Music is a non-profit corporation that creates inspiring musical experiences of the highest artistic standards for audiences and performing musicians in the Delaware Valley. Market Street Music is committed to remaining accessible to all audiences and to supporting artists of all ages and abilities.

Board Members

David Schelat

President

Daniel N. Colburn II

Vice President

Timothy D. Rodden

Treasurer

Gail Obenreder O'Donnell

Secretary

Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Member

Richard Kirk, esq.

Member

Linda Heckert

Member

Sara Snowden

Member