Children of the World in Harmony
International Choir & Dance Festival
Northern Michigan, June 20-25, 2021 (subject to change)

The mission of Voices Without Borders, Inc. is: to promote, support, and sponsor choral music, dance, and other related activities for young people in our schools and communities throughout Greater Northern Michigan and to offer similar opportunities to promote friendship and understanding through music and dance between children and youth from around the world who are invited to participate in VWB programs. 

To learn more about the Children of the World in Harmony Festival, the VWB International Festival Choir, how to become a sponsor or host family, events, and volunteer opportunities, please click on the links above. 

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2019 Children of the World in Harmony Festival

It's A Time to Shine!  Click here for a link! 

On Saturday, February 20, Voices Without Borders (VWB) virtually premiered the 3rd annual “A Time to Shine’, celebrating the bridge-building joy of music with our friends in Northern Michigan and around the world. As COVID-19 illuminates the importance of the arts to our well-being, VWB was pleased to be able to share an evening of hope, love, and inspiration during this challenging time. You may still view the program at the link above.

VWB extends sincere gratitude to the National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Arts Midwest, the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and “Adopt A Star” donors for helping to keep music alive for our youth and communities.

This year’s program includes performances by Emma Leah, Isabella & Lilliana Richards; Anna Herrell & Aaron Matthews; Jed & Mandy Scott Family; Gaeyle Gerrie-Boss; Amber Merrow & Luke Graham; Thomas Tafoya; Jack Callaghan; Julie Pierpont; Avery McCreadie; Tony Manfredonia; Ruby O’Kelly; Indigo Moon (Lee Anne Whitman and John and Julie Podulka); The Lonely Lovers (Mark Blaauw-Hara and Jen Schaap); Hannah Harris & John Warstler; Grace Hayhurst & Aaron Matthews; and The Accidentals. The show also includes performances by Voices Without Borders’ Great Lakes Youth & Treble Choirs with musicians from the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Gluais; and the Voices Without Borders International Virtual Choir. VWB is grateful for the narration of Tim Nixon and Scott MacKenzie and for the editing abilities of Mikayla Cerrudo.

Streaming of the event is free. Donations will support Voices Without Borders programming, including the 25th Children of the World in Harmony virtually live, globally inclusive Festival Gala on June 24, 2021 featuring nearly 400 youth singers and dancers from around the world. If you would like to help fund Voices Without Borders’ mission to spread peace and harmony through music, please text “GIVE” to 231-202-2818 or visit www.vwbchoir.com. VWB is a northern MI nonprofit and donations are tax-deductible, as allowed by law.

Voices Without Borders, Inc. extends its generosity to Jason Thelen of Little Bay Boards and to all who purchased a raffle ticket.
100% of the proceeds were donated to  VWB in support of the Great Lakes Youth Choir and the 2021 Children of the World in Harmony Festival. 

Voices Without Border is pleased to add an easy, new way to help VWB celebrate the bridge-building joy of music with youth in northern Michigan and around the world! 

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Voices Without Borders (VWB) was pleased to present the 24th Children of the World in Harmony International Youth Choir & Dance Festival in and around Petoskey, Michigan from July 15-21, 2019. The festival brought children and youth from around the world to sing and dance in a variety of settings throughout northern Michigan.


A special thank you to the National Endowment for the Arts, the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Arts Midwest, Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network and the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation for their generous support of Voices Without Borders during the global pandemic. We are so grateful for their support during these challenging times.

We are so grateful for the support we receive from friends near and far who help us to offer a life-changing experience for the participants in our programs! Please consider a tax-deductible gift and to celebrate the bridge-building joy of music.

We are so grateful for our sponsors! 

Baiardi Family Foundation
Big Apple Bagels - Petoskey
Charlevoix County Community Foundation
Charlevoix United Methodist Church
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church - Petoskey
The Coop Flower Shop - Cheboygan
D & W Fresh Market - Petoskey
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Erickson Family Fund
Fraternal Order of Eagles - Cheboygan
Leo S. Guthman Fund
Harbor Springs IGA
Holy Childhood of Jesus Church
Home Depot Petoskey
Ken's Village Market
Lowe's - Petoskey
Northern Michigan Chorale
Jet's Pizza - Petoskey
Kiwanis of Boyne City, Charlevoix and Cheboygan
Kroeger-Mainland Family Fund
Oleson's Food Stores
Petoskey-Harbor Springs Community Foundation
Rotary Club  of Petoskey
Stafford's Hospitality
Subway - Petoskey
Tom's Mom's Cookies - Harbor Springs
Vernales - Petoskey
Village Hotel & Conference Center - Bay Harbor
Marana Webber Tost Charitable Fund