• 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

performing, preserving and promoting the choral arts in Winchester and beyond~


Handel and Haydn
Sunday, April 30
3:00 pm
Armstrong Concert Hall

Join us for an exciting performance of choral masterworks by Franz Joseph Haydn and George Frideric Handel, featuring live chamber orchestra and special guest soloists:

Rachel Barham (Soprano)
Shauna Kreidler-Michels (Mezzo-Soprano)
Steve Cramer (Tenor)
James Rogers (Bass)!

Admission is by donation (suggested donation $20, free for children 12 and under).

Sunday, April 30th, 3:00 pm, Armstrong Concert Hall (Shenandoah University)