• 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

Testimonials

"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 Chorale Personnel

 Singers, Spring 2017

Elizabeth Albert* S1
Mary Anne Alderfer* T1
Peter Baier B1
Avery BargasseT1**
David Barnes B1
Helen Bricker S1
Nancy Brown A2
Andrew Burks B1
Bob Butcher* B2
Christine Crumpler A1
Betty Cunningham A2
Johan G. de Groot B1
Andrea Diggs* S1
Jamie Eppes T2
Virginia Fluet A1
Bob Foust T2
Daniel Garrett B2
Hannah Glass** S2
Nelson Gustin* B2
Karen K. Harris* T1
Beverly Young Hawkins A1
Susan Helsley* A1
Ed Henshaw B2*
George Hoffman T2
Heather Humphries S2
James Jones B1
Jane Kane A2
Julia Kogut S2
Miki Leeper A2
Mike Long B1
Sharon Loudenslager B1
Dorothy Lowe A1
Owen Lowe T2
Tom Maccubbin B1
Anne-Michele Maher* S1
Tracy Marlatt A1
Randy Martono-Chai** T1
Holly McDade A1
Carol Melby* A1
Cristin Moor
Barbara Moore-Savidge T2
Melissa Mumaw S1
Carole Napolitano S1
Amy Nicol S2
Ann Poling A1
Harry Poling B1
Pamela Potts* S2
Leah Robinson A1
Cheryl Robson* A2
Melinda Russell S2
Philip Sargent B2
Tom Schafer* T1
Bruce Schnable
Mary Ann Setton S2
Julie Smith S2
Patricia Sousa* A1
Zoe Sowers A1
Marilyn Stearns S2
Dave Thalman B1
Nancy Ticknor S2
Charles Uphaus* B1
Jennifer Volkmann S2
Donald Winstead
Anise Wright
John Zimet B2
Kristin Zimet A1

*indicates member of Vocal Consort

**indicates student scholarship position