• 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 Chorale Society

Formed in 2009, this grass-roots organization has become the vehicle by which donors can financially enable the ACW to “perform, promote and preserve the choral arts in Winchester and beyond”. Their gifts support the purchase of music, publicity, hiring of instrumentalists/soloists and other ongoing expenses.

Most members of the Chorale Society commit to a minimum donation of $100 on an annual basis. Members will be acknowledged on this website, in ACW concert programs and will be invited to special events hosted by the ACW.

There are a few levels to becoming part of The Chorale Society:

MEMBER – $100 – $199

DONOR – $200 to $499

SPONSOR – $500 and above

To become a member of the Chorale Society, simply provide your contribution of $100 (or more!) online (button below) or by mail.

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To mail your contribution, send it to:

Susan Helsley, Treasurer
P.O. Box 2635
Winchester, VA 22604

(checks made payable to ‘Arts Chorale of Winchester’)

The ACW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible.


The Chorale Society Members

SPONSORS ($500 & Above)

Margaret Albritton
Amy Fielder
Richard and Helen Kraft
Michael Main and Richard McPherson
Donna Miller
Stephen and Carole Napolitano
Susie and Bill Old
Paul and Barbara Savidge
Windcrest Foundation

DONORS ($200 – $499)

Nancy and Gary Adams
Sue and James Boyd
Stephen and Nancy Brown
Dave and Diane Cooper
Donald and Gretchen Cosgrove
Elizabeth Cunningham
Johan and Helen De Groot
B. J. Fawcett
Kathy and Bob Foust
Beverly and Dan Hawkins
Miki Leeper
Marjorie and John Lewis
Owen and Dorothy Lowe
Marty Matheson
Ann and Harry Poling
Jay and Linda Russell
Marilyn Stearns
Nancy and Henry Ticknor
Rev. and Mrs. Frederick Trumbore
Charles and Katherine Uphaus
John and Jen Volkmann
George and Patti Washington
Amelia and Richard Wheeler
John and Kristin Zimet

MEMBERS ($100 -$199)

Steven Butler
Sarah Courtney
Christine and Scott Crumpler
Dr. and Mrs. James Davis
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Johnston
Hobert and Kerr, PC
Jim and Barbara Laidlaw
Bonnie Landis
Phelps Funeral and Cremation Service
Jo Pilette
Pamela Potts
Carole  Pumphrey
Michael Resan
Brit Reyes
Mark and Cheryl Robson
Karey Starnes
Gordon and Monica Stearns
Janet Sommerfeldt
Dave and Carolyn Thalman
Margaret Toxepeus
Robert and Danielle Tyler
Donald and Sharon Winstead