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2019 Children of the World in Harmony
International Choir & Dance Festival
Northern Michigan, July 15-21, 2019

Voices Without Borders (VWB) is pleased to announce that the 23rd Children of the World in Harmony International Youth Choir & Dance Festival will be presented in and around Petoskey, Michigan from July 15-21, 2019. The festival will bring children and youth from around the world to sing and dance in a variety of settings throughout northern Michigan. 

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.

Click here to learn more about the Festival and how your choir or dance group may become involved. Early applications for the Festival are suggested. Apply on-line here. 

Choirs that cannot bring their full choir, but would like to participate may apply to bring singers to join the Voices Without Borders, Inc. International Festival Choir. Participants must be between 13-20 years of age. Each choir may send 4-6 singers and one director. Singers who are accepted must agree to the general guidelines below. Space is limited and applications should be submitted at your earliest convenience.

All participants, groups and individuals will provide their own travel to and from the Festival, and will arrive in Petoskey on the date designated by the committee.

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

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We are so grateful for our 2017 sponsors. Please consider becoming a 2019 sponsor today.


A.R. Pontius Flower Shop
Bay View Music Festival
Jim Berlage
Big Apple Bagels
Bill & Carol's West Side Grocery
Birds & Bells-Taco Bell/KFC
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church of Petoskey
The Corner Grocer
D&W Fresh Marketplace
Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Petoskey
First Christian Church of Petoskey
First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey
Grain Train Natural Foods Markets
Grand Traverse Pie Company
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra
Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
Holy Childhood of Harbor Springs
Home Depot-Petoskey
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Jim O'Donnell at Rental Express
Heather Kerzka Slocum
Julienne Tomatoes
Kilwin's Chocolates of Petoskey
Dr. Kang and Mrs. Inja Lee
Little Traverse Choral Society
David K. Miller, Jr., D.D.S.
Mix & Mingle Bakery
The Nauti Inn Barstro
Northern Michigan Chorale
Scott MacKenzie
Oleson's Market
Parkside Deli
Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dave Pugh
Chris Redding
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church-Petoskey
Tom's Mom's Cookies
Vernales Restaurant
Walmart Super Center