Invitation to Sing!

posted Oct 20, 2020, 12:17 PM by Kimberly Cerrudo

Voices Without Borders invites youth ages 7-20 years to sing virtually in the Great Lakes Youth and Treble Choirs under the excellent direction of Monica Pavel-Kissinger. The choirs are excited to collaborate with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra string quartet for "Christmas Canon", originally performed by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Tuition has been waived this term to allow singers to experience something new. Please email to learn more. VWB would like to thank the National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Arts & Cultural Affairs and the PHSACF for their support.

A Time to Shine Auditions

posted Dec 13, 2019, 10:16 AM by Kimberly Cerrudo

Voices Without Borders will be presenting the 2nd Annual A Time to Shine at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts on February 8th. Live auditions will be held in Petoskey on January 18th. Online submissions are due by midnight January 17th. Visit this link to learn more!

Great Lakes Youth & Treble Holiday Concert

posted Dec 9, 2019, 11:50 AM by Kimberly Cerrudo

Great Lakes Youth & Treble Choirs present first concert on Oct. 29th!

posted Oct 25, 2019, 11:23 AM by Kimberly Cerrudo

A new season begins Thursday, September 14!

posted Sep 12, 2017, 8:19 PM by Kimberly Cerrudo   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 8:51 PM ]

An exciting new season begins Thursday, September 14! Young singers ages 7-12 will meet at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Petoskey from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Youth Choir singers ages 13-19 will meet at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church at 1450 East Mitchell Street in Petoskey. Singers and their parents will meet from 6:30pm-7:30pm to discuss the season. LTYC director, Mr. Kevin Wells has asked that newsingers arrive at 6:00pm so he can touch base with them and hear them sing a bit. This is not an audition. It is a chance for Mr. Wells to hear how the singer will best fit into our group. Beginning on Thursday, September 21, the Youth Choir rehearsals will be held from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church. Parents will not need to stay for these rehearsals. Voices Without Borders is grateful to both Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Cross of Christ Lutheran Church for graciously providing rehearsal space for our Treble and Youth Choirs!

LTYC is now tuition-free! Join now!

posted Jan 5, 2016, 10:34 AM by Kimberly Cerrudo   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 10:10 AM ]

Did you know LTYC is now tuition-free and new singers are welcome at any time! The Little Traverse Youth Choir meets on Thursdays, from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church at 1400 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, for singers ages 13-20. The Little Traverse Treble Choir, ages 8-12, meets from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Emanuel Episcopal Church, 1020 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey. We invite you to come sing with us!

LTYC Annual Local Holiday Greenery Fundraiser

posted Oct 27, 2015, 1:22 PM by Kimberly Cerrudo   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 8:25 PM ]
Please consider supporting your Little Traverse Youth Choirs while beautifying your home and office for the holidays! Our greenery, locally made by Into the Woods is truly special and will last well beyond the holidays. Click here for a description of the products that are being offered.

Please contact your favorite LTYC member or send an e-mail to Kim ( if you are interested in ordering.
Thank you so much for your support!

A Northern Michigan Community "Sing-in" Commemorating World Singing Day!

posted Oct 5, 2015, 7:40 AM by Kimberly Cerrudo   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 1:29 PM ]

Celebrating the boundary-breaking joy of music with LTYC Director, Owen James!

posted Aug 23, 2015, 6:06 PM by Kimberly Cerrudo   [ updated Aug 23, 2015, 6:20 PM ]

Do you love to sing and a
re between the ages of 8 and 19? No prior singing experience required; just a love of singing and an enjoyment of the friendship and sense of community music can build between individuals and across cultures. All singers are invited to attend this season's first open rehearsal on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the First Presbyterian Church, 501 East Mitchell St, across the street from the Petoskey District Library. Click here for a link to copies of the required forms and LTYC Handbook are located. We invite you to join LTYC Director, Owen James, for a season of music and fun!


posted Jun 29, 2015, 9:15 PM by Kimberly Cerrudo

Thanks for a great concert at Crooked Tree.  Everybody worked hard and followed directions beautifully.  You sounded great.  Each of you looked very professional.  Mrs. Kukuk especially wants to tell you how lovely/handsome you all looked.  There was nothing out of place.  She is happy you understand what a difference it makes when you make that extra effort.

Because there have been so many requests from our guests to go shopping, the hosts agreed to cancel the two group activities.  So you are on your own.  We would still like to have lunch with the directors, Hoai Thu Nguyen (Sandy), Thao Dieu Vu, and Chi Thu Tran.  If you can drop them off at Whitecaps Restaurant at noon, this would be fine.  If you would like us to pick them up, please call us in the morning and we will arrange a pickup time.

Please remember that the Vietnamese should pack their main suitcase and be ready for it to go on the airplane.

At the farewell dinner the suitcase will be placed on the bus and will remain there until unloaded at the airport the next morning.  Personal items needed for overnight at the church and clothing for trip for Washington DC the next day is to be in their carry-on bag.

We still need air mattresses and cots if anyone has one. 

See you at the dinner at 6:00 – 7:30 at Word of Life Church, 403 Madison St., Petoskey.  We will then go to the First Christian Church for the overnight stay.  In re reading the schedule, we find that we have left a one hour gap in the schedule between the two churches.  Since it is too late to contact the churches tonight, we will have to deal with this tomorrow.  We will call you when we have clarified this gap.

Wear your LTYC lime green T-shirts please.

Also, please forgive us for missing Tresa Zowada and misspelling Hannah Watton.

We are very sorry about this.

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