• Mission statement: To enrich the lives of our singers, audiences, and communities and to sustain the tradition of the choral arts by presenting superior performances of sacred and secular music.
  • "We are blessed to have a director and an accompanist who are not only extremely talented at what they do, but also engender a love of fine music and instill that desire and dedication to giving our very best in each one of us."
    Betty Cunningham, alto
  • "The opportunity to be a part of this enthusiastic group of singers is a real joy! It has been said that "music washes away from the soul the dust of every-day life." If this is so, then making music with the chorale under the direction of Michael Main provides the polish and the shine."
    Ellen Adams, soprano
  • "An amateur singer my entire life, I have sung with various groups all over the U.S... I carefully researched several area choruses until I found just the "right" choral fit for me - the ACW. It is a tremendous JOY to be singing again with such a wonderful group, a superb director, and most capable accompanist. Hooray!"
    Barb Savidge, tenor


"The Arts Chorale of Winchester is a musical experience worthy of notice by all who love music in Winchester and beyond."
-Owen W. Lowe

"What a joyful time I'm having! Inspiring music, wonderful friendships, and a top-notch director and accompanist."
-Carole Pumphrey

"I have participated in church choirs all of my life with no formal training. Michael has taken my enjoyment and personal enrichment of music to new levels. He teaches us skills that carry over from season to season. It's hard work, but the results are a new high for me."
-Dave Thalman, baritone


The Arts Chorale of Winchester

Orchestra and Soloists

2014-2015 Performance Season

(view complete season under ‘Performances’)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


with additional selections for strings and chorus

honoring the Feast of St. Cecilia

the Patron Saint of Music


Rebecca Petretta, Soprano

Sarah Maines, Mezzo-Soprano

William Lavonis, Tenor

James Rogers, Bass


8:00pm. Saturday, November 22nd

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church

130 Keating Drive

Winchester, Virginia


Sacred Heart (Ubi Caritas III) by Ola Gjeilo

Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart

Introit – Requiem – Mozart

Kyrie – Requiem – Mozart

Dies Irae – Requiem – Mozart

Tuba Mirum – Requiem – Mozart

Rex Tremendae – Requiem – Mozart

Sanctus & Benedictus – Requiem – Mozart

Agnus Dei – Requiem – Mozart

Introit – Lux Eterna – Requiem – Mozart