• 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 will hold auditions for the 2017/2018 season on Monday, July 31st at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen St. Winchester. Auditions will be held throughout the day for all voice parts. Please contact Michael Main, artistic director, at mmain@comcast.net to schedule an appointment. The 15 minute audition consists of vocalizes, tonal memory and sight-singing exercises, with strong emphasis placed on the sight-singing portion of the audition. No prepared piece is required. There is a $175 annual fee to sing with the ACW. This fee includes all printed music which belongs to the organization. Singers are required to provide their own black folder and proper concert attire. (Men: Black tuxedo…Women: Black, long sleeve dressy attire of their choosing).

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