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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Paul E. Bombardier,  Editor
         May, 2018

Arts Chorale Concert.

Sunday April 22, 2018

A special concert presented by The Arts Chorale of Winchester commemorating the end of two major wars: World War 1 (100 years), Korean War (65 years). The program included choral settings by Samuel Barber and Morten Lauridsen, as well as Gabriel Faureʼs classic work, “Requiem."

Many Chapter 313 members attended this program as guests, courtesy of the Winchester Arts Chorale

Founding Artistic Director Michael Main leads the Chorale in the performance.

The Arts Chorale of Winchester was formed in 2009 to perform, promote and preserve the choral arts in Winchester and beyond.

Arts Chorale honors Veterans’ service.

The following article courtesy of Michael Main and the Winchester Star

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. This past weekend, the Arts Chorale of Winchester performed two concerts honoring those who served in this war.

More than 50 Korean War veterans and family members from the Winchester area attended the Sunday afternoon performance at Grace Lutheran Church. The event was very emotional. Many were justifiably moved to tears. For all involved, the entire musical experience was extraordinary.

I would like to personally thank everyone (especially the veterans) for their support of this special concert. And for my Arts Chorale singers, who worked diligently to perfect this program, I send heartfelt thanks to you all.

Far too often, we lose sight of the past as we are so intent on the future. How wonderful it was last weekend to remember the past in a powerful way through the universal language of music.

Michael Main                                           Founding Artistic Director                              The Arts Chorale of Winchester

File photos courtesy Winchester Arts Chorale.

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