• 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, now entering our fifteenth season, continues to provide a performance opportunity for people of all walks of life who love to sing and aspire to a high standard of music-making. The repertoire ranges from the choral classics, both sacred and secular, to the music of Broadway. Programming is designed to be both challenging and enjoyable.

The ACW presents concerts in November and April. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm. at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen St., in Old Town Winchester.

To arrange an audition for the 2014-2015 season, please contact Michael Main, Artistic Director via this website. Also, by phone: (540) 539-5350, or email: mmain@comcast.net.

Artistic Director



2017/2018 Arts Chorale Board of Directors

Elizabeth Albert – Managing Director

Jennifer Volkmann – President

Bill Old – Vice President

Susan Helsley – Treasurer

Michael Resan – Secretary

Michael Main – Artistic Director

Sue Boyd – Member at Large

James Laster – Member at Large

Harry Poling – Member at Large

Elizabeth Temple – Member at Large

George Hoffman – Member at Large