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    HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR CHILDREN’S CHORAL & PERFORMING ARTS (ISCCPA) AND VOICES WITHOUT BORDERS FESTIVALS & OTHER EVENTS

1978-2020

Prepared by Dr. Jack Kukuk


1978 - 1st Children of the World in  Festival was held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Six choirs participated in this festival. Presented to an audience in excess of 3,500 persons. 

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

Coro de Ninos de San Juan, Puerto Rico Evy Lucio de Lobet, Conductor

Choir Oldutunsskola of Iceland, Egil R. Friedleifsson, Conductor

Hong Kong Children’s Chorus, Yip Wai-Hong, Conductor

Mennonite Children’s Choir of Winnipeg (Canada, Helen Lita, Conductor

Page High School Choral Ensemble of Greensboro, N. Carolina, Sam Doyle, Conductor Jester Hairston International Festival Choir, Jester Hairston, Conductor.

1982International Society for Children’ Choral &   

          Performing Arts Organizational Meeting was held in Hong Kong to formally organize the International Society for Children’s Choral & Performing Arts (ISCCPA) after which the 2nd Children of the World in harmony was presented in Hong Kong. Dr. Yip Wai Hong of Yip’s Children’s Choir was the leader in this effort.


1982 2nd Children of the World in Harmony Festival presented in various venues throughout Hong Kong including the Wai Chi Community Center, Victoria Theatre.  The Festival was presented in cooperation with the Urban Council of Hong Kong.  Twelve choirs participated in the festival. Audiences of more than 12,000 people.

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

Australian Children’s Choir, Canterbury, Victoria, Australia

The Children’s Choir “Bluebells” Suomi, Finland

Cherubim and Seraphim Choir of the University of Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

Honolulu Children’s Chorus, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Hong Kong Children’s Choir, Dr. Yip Wai-Hong, Conductor

Choir Oldutunsskola of Iceland, Egil R. Friedleifsson, Conductor

Seinajoki Girl’s Choir, Finland, 

Small World Entertainers, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

                         

1987 3rd Children of the World in Harmony Festival presented at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington.  Venues included the British Embassy, the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, the Terrace Theatre, the White House, and Catholic University.  Six choirs participated in this festival. 4,800 audience members estimated.

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

Bangkok Children’s Chorus, Jen Sukchongchaipruk, Director

Chorus of the China National Children’s Centre, Yang Hong Nian, Conductor

San Juan Children’s Choir - EVY Lucio-Llobet, Conductor

Yip’s Children’s Choir, Dr. Yip Wai-Hong, Conductor.


1989 – 4th Children of the World in Harmony Festival was to be held in Beijing, China. On June 4, 1989, a student led protest in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, commonly known in mainland China as the June 4th Incident caused worldwide concern and this festival was cancelled. Twelve choirs from eight countries has accepted this invitation to participate. All had paid their fees and arranged for their travel to Beijing. ISCCPA was forced to cancel this festival and returned all of the registration fees. This incident almost completely wiped out ISCCPA financially and it was not until eight years later that the next festival was organized.


1997 – 5th Children of the World in Harmony Festival 

was presented in Arizona in Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Gold Canyon, Safford, and Lake Havasu City.  Other concerts were held in Sonora and Baja Mexico, California, Utah and Nevada.  Children from 26 choirs participated in the festival. Audiences in excess of 8,500 people.

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

Aladar Toth Children’s Choir, Budapest, Hungary, Eva Gede. Conductor 

Children’s and Young Woman’s Chorus of the central Philharmonic Society, Beijing, China, Professor Yang Hong-Nian, Conductor 

Eastern Area Youth Choir, Pittsburgh, PA, Barbara Siri, Conductor 

Phoenix Children’s Chours, Phoenix, AZ, Ben Carpenter, Conductor – Phoenix, AZ, Conductor 

Ching Dao Children’s Choir, China, Gu Guangjun, Conductor 

Rolnicka “Sleighbell” Children’s Choir, Prague, Czech Republic 

St Marys Children’s Choir, St Marys, Ontario, Canada, Eileen Baldwin, Conductor 

Schola Cantorum de Mexico, Mexico City, Alfredo Mendoza, Conductor


1998 – 6th Children of the World in Harmony Festival this two-part festival was organized as the Festival of the Americas and was held in Phoenix, Tucson, and Mexico City and several other cities and towns in Arizona, Mexico, and California.  More than 25 choirs from North, South, and Central America and the islands of the Caribbean. Audiences in excess of 10,500.

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

Coquitlam Children’s Choir, Coquitlam BC. Canada, _____ Conductor

Coro Infantil del Instituto Schiller, _____

Eastern Arizona College Children’s Choir, Thatcher, AZ, Trish Jordahl, Conductor

Phoenix Boys Choir, Phoenix, AZ., Harvey Smith, Conductor

Phoenix Girls Choir, Patricia Kenly Marshall, Conductor

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, Tucson, AZ., Julian Ackerley, Conductor

Coro Infantil De la Universidad Michoacanasw San Nicholas de Hidalgo, Sergio Nava, Conductor

Coro de Ninos del Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Argentina, Oscar Escalda, Conductor

Coro Infantil Xochiquetzal, Jalisco, Mexico – Pascual Gonzalez, Conductor

La Pequena Cantoria, Veracruz, Mexico, Aa Maria Elgarte, Conductor

Ninos Cantores de Morelos, Mexico, Pablo Puente, Conductor

Ninos Cantores de lo Escurla Nacional de Musica, Patricia Morales, Conductor

Schola Cantorum de Mexico, Mexico City, Alfredo Mendoza, Conductor

Coro del Festival de Las Americas, Evy Lucio of San Juan Puerto Rico, Conductor of Festival Choir


1999 - 7th Children of the World in Harmony Festival was held in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tianjin, China.  More than 30 choirs are participated and 1200 children sang in the participating choirs to audiences estimated at 12,000.

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

Thoh Aladar Gyermekkar Children’s Choir, Eve Gede, Director

American Youth Choir (USA, Julian Ackerley, Conductor

Cathay Future Children’s Chorus, China, Zhao Booshon, Conductor

Children and Young Woman’s Chorus of the China National Symphony,  Hongnian Yong and Li Hong,

Children’s Choir of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Margarete Enevold, Conductor

Chorus Canadiana, Ontario, Canada, Gabriel Leung, Conductor

Choir Oldutunsskola, Iceland, Egil Fridliefsson, Conductor

Krasnoyarsk City Children’s Choir, Russia, Ludmilla Stebenkova, Director

Odawara Children’s Choir Toeko Kuwoabara, Director

Schola Cantorum de Mexico, Mexico City, Alfredo Mendoza, Director

Sienajoen Tyttokuoro Girls Choir, Senajoki,, Finland, Tuulikki Orrenmoa, Director

Taipei Philharmonic Children’s Choir, Taipei, Hsiu Shi-lin, Conductor

Success Children’s Choir, Tipei, Choo Koi-Chun, Director

Yips Children’s Choir, Hong Kong, Dr Yip, Wai Hong, Director

Children from Guanzhau Boys Choir,Tanzania Youth Cultural Center, Vietnam Children’s Choir and the Ninos Cantores de Morales joined all other choirs in the

International Festival Choir, Erkki Pohjola and Soanna  Volvanne, Co-Conductors


2000 – 8th Children of the World in Harmony Festival, also called the Festival of the Americas, was held in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay.  Co-presenter of the festival was la Asociacion Argentina para la Musica Coral “America Cantat” and Fundacion Coppla of Argentina.  Fourteen choirs participated from throughout the Americas.  More than 400 children plus choir staff presented to an audience of more than 6,000 persons. 

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

American Youth Choir, USA, Dr, Julian Ackerley, Director

Coro de Ninos del Teatro Argentino, La Plata, Argentina, Oscar Escalada, Eirector

Coro Municipal de Ninos de San Miguel Tucuman. Mariana Stambole, Director 

Coro Ninos Cantores de Mendoza, Argentina, Juana Mauro de Fernandez, Director

Ninos Cantores de Cordoba, “Dominigo Zipoli” Gustavo Maldino, Director

Ninos Cantores de Vina del Mar, Chile, Jorge Bonilla

Yip’s Hong Kong Children’s Choir, Dr. Yip Wai Hong, Conductor

Coro del Festival de las Americas, all singers, Elza Lakschevitz, Conductor.


2000 – 9th Children of the World in Harmony Festival was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  This represented the first ISCCPA festival to be held in Africa.  The festival was hosted by Geoffrey Mhagama, director of the Youth Cultural and Information Center of Dar es Salaam. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was a partner in presenting the festival. Children from refugee camps, remote tribes and city school children participated.  Nine east African countries were represented by more than 600 children from several ethnic and tribal groups. Countries represented were Republic of South Africa, Eritrea, Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia. Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania. The Children performed to audiences of more than 18,000 persons.


2001 – 10th Children of the World in Harmony this Festival was produced and presented in tow parts Part A was presented  in Hamburg, Germany, Ceske Budejovice and Budapest, Hungary. Part B Was presented in Prague, Czech Republic and Seinajoki, Finland.  Eighteen choirs with more than 850 children and staff participated in this festival. A three-day pre festival was coordinated for three of the participating choirs in Finland.  The festival audience exceeded 10,000 persons.

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

Section A

American Youth Choir, Julian Ackerley, Director

Bangkok Christian College Boy’s Choir, Sathit Sukchongchaipruk, Director

Children and Youth Chir of the NationalSymphony Orchestra, Beijing, Yang Hong Nian, Conductor Hamberger Alsterspatzen Children Choir, Jurgen Luhn, Director

Ninos Cantores de Mexico, Alfredo Mendoza, Conductor

Thoh Aladar Gyermekkar Children’s Choir, Eve Gede, Director

International Festival Choir, Oscar Escalada (Argentina), Director

Section B

American Youth Choir, Julian Ackerley, Director

Canzonetta Children’s Choir (Ceske Budejovice, Czech Repub. Thomas Vranek, Director

Chorus Canadiana

Hong Kong Children’s Choir

Rolnicka Kinderchor Prague 

Taipei Philharmonic Children’s Choir Taiwan

Tianhe Children’s Choir, Guangzhou, China

Gesamtchor, Michael Hartenberg, Director

International Festival Choir.


2002 – 11th Children of the World in Harmony Festival, also called the Festival of the Americas this two-part festival was presented in Mexico City, Puebla, Tepozotian Tlaxcala and Touluca Mexico and in Tucson, and Phoenix, Arizona.  Fourteen choirs participated with more than 400 members and staff. Audiences exceeded 7,900.

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

Part One in Mexico.

Coral Aequalis, Venezuela, Ana Mari Rega, Conductor

Piedmont Children’s Choir, United States, Robert Geary, Conductor

Raahe Youth Choir, Finland, Pauli Ylitalo, Conductor

Doro de Ninos Cantores de Morelos, Mexico, Pablo Puente, Conductor

Coro de Ninos de la Scola Cantorum de Mexico, Jesus Lopez Conductor

Ninos Cantores de la Escuela Nacional de Musica, Mexico, Patricia Morales, Conductor

Ninos Cantores de Mexico, Alfredo Mendoza, Conductor

III Festival of the Americas International Chorus, Pablo Puente, Conductor


Part Two in Arizona USA

Coral Aequalis, Venezuela, Ana Mari Rega, Conductor

Ninos Cantores de la Escuela Nacional de Musica, Mexico, Patricia Morales, Conductor

Ninos Cantores de Mexico, Alfredo Mendoza, Conductor

Raahe Youth Choir, Finland, Pauli Ylitalo, Conductor

Tianjin Cathay Future Children’s Choir, China, Zhao Boashan, Conductor

Desert Bells International “Bronzeworks” USA, Kay Cook, Conductor

Tucson, Arizona Boys Chorus, USA, Julian Ackerley, Conductor

III Festival of the Americas International Chorus, Pablo Puente, Conductor


2002 – 12th Children of the World in Harmony Festival presented in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Macao, and Guangzhou, China.  15 choirs with more than 500 singers and staff participating. Audiences of more than 11,000.

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS



2004 – 13th Children of the World in Harmony Festival was held in Beijing and Tianjin, China. Audiences of more than 8.000.

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

Jiangxi Provence Bucao Wind Music Camp

Hei Longjiang QiqiHaer Children’s Art Camp

Mongolia Hulunbeier Culture Bureau School Art Group

Zhejiang Provence Jinhua Children’s Palace Art Group

Shandong Provence Bayi Children’s Art Group

Inner Mongolia Musicians Institute Children’s Art Group

Hunan Provence Xianglan Musicians Institute Children’s Art Group

Inner Mongolia Baotou Children’s Palace

Sichuan Music Institute Children’s Art Troupe

Guangdong Provence Shunde Xiaojinfeng Art Group

Cathay Future Children’s National Instruments Troupe

Panagia Soumela, Greece

“Xiao He Hua” Children’s Palace, Baoding, He Bei Provence

Malaysia Chopsticks Talent School

Anhui Children’s Art Group

Ballet Petit Performing Arts Center, Trach Vonder Haar, Director

Chengu Foreign Language School, Sidhuan Provence

Children’s Art Group, Armenia

Shandong Provence Heze “Xiao Fei Tian” Dance Group

Hebo Shijazhuang Art Group

Liaoning Provence Shenyang Women’s and Children’s Palace

Hunan Provence Anhua Miaomiao Art Group

“Barvinok” Ukrainian Dance Group, Ukraine

Skanxi Provence Huanghe Art Group

International Festival Choir, Alfredo Mendoza and Qui Xinyun, Conductors


2006 – 14th Children of the World in Harmony Festival Festival Romano Picutti was held in Mexico City.  Thirteen choirs from Mexico and the United States participated. Audiences exceeded 5,500


2006 – 15th Children of the World in Harmony Festival was held in Havana, Cuba during the lull in Hurricane Ernesto.  Several choirs were not able to attend, but three choirs from Mexico and four from Cuba performed in theatres and churches without electricity for lights and sound systems. Audiences of approximately 1,400

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS



2007 – 16th Children of the World in Harmony Festival was presented in Hanoi, Vietnam and Hong Kong.  14 choirs, dance groups and instrumentalists participated and included with more than 850 children and staff. Audiences exceeded 10,000.

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

Yips Children’s Choir, Sincere Yip, Conductor

Mariachi los Rebeldes, Eliseo Villanuvea, Director

Voices Without Borders Choir, Venezuela, Mexico and USA), Conductor

Ballet Petit Performing Arts Center, Trach Vonder Haar, Director

Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Yip Wai Hong, Conductor

Tianjin Foreign Languages School Choir, Xu Jing, Conductor

Ninos Cantores de Mexico, Alfrend Mendaza, Cnductor

Mongolian Children’s Palace Dancers, Chultemsuren Jargalsaikhan Director

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, Julian Ackerley, Director

Boheme Childrens Choir (Hong Kong), Vivian Chan, Conductor

Yuen Long Children’s Choir (Hong Kong), Hon Chun Fung, Conductor

Sai Kung Children’s Choir (Hong Kong) Chiu Wai Ying Elizabeth, Conductor

Tuen Mun Children’s Choir (Hong Kong) Ip Wai Yan, Conductor

Ninos Cantores de Toluca, Emilio Hernandez, Director

 Ninos Cantores de Morelos, Pablo Puente, Conductor

Crystal Children’s Choir, Karl Chang, Director

Safford High School



Resolution of Board of Directors, Meeting in Hong Kong, March 2001


Directors Present: Dr. Yip Wai Hong , President Dr. Julian Ackerley, Vice President

Yang Hong Nian, Vice President Sincere Yip, Secretary

Directors Absent: Alfredo Mendoza, Treasurer


At the March 2001 meeting of the ISCCPA in Hong Kong, the Board of Directors of ISCCPA declared that they had reached their goal of promoting choir festivals worldwide and decided to formally cease operations. The Resolution made at the 25th Anniversary Meeting if ISCCPA was as follows:


         Dr. Julian Ackerley, ISCCPA Board member made the following motion for consideration at that meeting


    ISCCPA concludes its 25-year history of excellence with the 2007 Children Of The World In Harmony Festival in Hong Kong.  This grand finale for the society will acknowledge the many ISCCPA leaders and participants with a special recognition of our beloved departed friend, Akos Papp. Naturally, we will conclude with the singing of traditional ISCCPA festival song Let there be Peace on Earth. All choirs and other festival participants will sing the song both in English and in the language of the host county. In this case, Dr. Yip Wai Hong will translate the song phonetically into Mandarin for this festival.


Also, we congratulate Dr. Yip Wai Hong, Professor Yang Hong Nian and Dr. Jack  Kukuk for their vision and perseverance in founding ISCCPA.


Further, the ISCCPA board, as its final official action grants permission to JASCO Southwest, and its President, Dr. Jack Kukuk to use the name Children of the World in Harmony and Voices Without Borders in the future. In the event that other current board members chose to use the same names in the future, they will inform Dr. Kukuk and work with him to share the name in a cooperative manner to be negotiated between them.


         This motion was seconded by Alfredo Mendoza and was adopted unanimously.


In addition to Children of the World in Harmony Festivals, Dr. Kukuk, through his consulting firm,  JASCO Southwest, Inc., began to produce a Series of programs called International Day of Choral Singing and Arizona Sings in Cooperation with the Gold Canyon Arts Council. Below is information about these events. After 2007 Children of the World in Harmony Festivals have been produced and presented in and around Petoskey Michigan by Voices Without Borders.



2000 – International Day of Choral Singing, Joining choirs from 34 countries around the world to celebrate a special day of singing established by Alberto Grau during the General Assembly of the International Federation of Choral Music in Helsinki. Aponsored in Arizona By ISCCPA, Usa

Arizona Arts Chorale, Carolyn Eynon, Conductor

Arizona Masterworks Chorale, Mary Ann Dutton, Conductor

Desert Bells International, Cay Cook, Director

First Institutional Baptist Choir, Brenda Hankins, Director

Grand Canyon Men’s Chorale, Craig Westendorf, Conductor

Phoenix Bach Choir, Charles Bruffy, Artistic Director

Phoenix Boys Choir – Town Choir, Thomas Jones, Director

Phoenix Children’s Chorus, Ron Carpenter, Artistic Director

Phoenix Girls Chorus, Sue Kenly Marshall Artistic Director

The Choirs of Trinity Cathedral, Alan K. De Puy, Choirmaster


2001 – International Day of Choral Singing

Sponsored in Arizona by ISCCPA USA.

Grand Canyon Men’s Chorale, Craig Westendorf, Conductor

Arizona Masterworks Chorale, Mary Ann Dutton, Conductor

Desert Bells BRONZWORKS, Cay Cook, Director

Arizona Arts Chorale, Carolyn Eynon, Conductor

Phoenix Children’s Chorus, Glenda j. Casey, Artistic Director

The Choirs of Trinity Cathedral, Alan K. De Puy, Choirmaster

Phoenix Bach Choir, Charles Bruffy, Artistic Director

Phoenix Boys Choir, Thomas Jones, Director

Phoenix Girls Chorus, Sue Kenly Marshall Artistic Director


2004 – Arizona Sings Sponsored in Arizona by ISCCPA, USA

Arizona Masterworks Chorale, Mary Ann Dutton, Conductor

Grand Canyon Men’s Chorale, Marc Gaston, Artistic Director

Arizona Arts Chorale, Carolyn Eynon, Conductor

BROADWAY Quartet 

The Choirs of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Alan K. De Puy, Choirmaster

Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix, Joseph Eunkwan Choi, Music Director

Cantemus Chamber Chorale  Darrell Rowader, Music Director

Campanillas del Sol, Roy Blumquist, Director

Phonecians Chorus, Fraser Brown Director

Arizona Repertory Singers, Jeffry Jahn, Director


2005 – Arizona Sings Sponsored in Arizona by ISCCPA, USA

Arizona Arts Chorale, Carolyn Eynon, Conductor

Scottsdale Christian Academy, Rachel Stoddard, Director

Hands of Joy Sign Language Choir, Diana Williams, Duirector

Chancel Choir of the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, Doug Benton, Director



In 1997, the offices of ISCCPA Moved to Gold Canyon Arizona where Dr. Jack Kukuk resided. At that 



VOICES WITHOUT BORDERS FESTIVAL AND TOUR & CULTURAL EXCHANGE INFORMATION – 2009-2018


 

At the ISCCPA Board of Directors meeting in Hong Kong authorized former Chairman and Executive Director, Jack Kukuk to use the title of Children of the World in Harmony Festival in future activities as he determined were in keeping with the original mission of ISCCPA. In 2008 he and his wife Sara Russell and a group of citizens of northern Michigan founded Voices Without Borders. 

 

 

2009 – 17th Children of the World in Harmony Festival

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS & ENSEMBLES

 

WAGANAKISING ESHKINIIGIJIK (Young People from the Place of the Crooked Tree)

Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, Northern Michigan

Joe Lucier, Youth Coordinator

DANCERS WITHOUT BORDERS - North Central Michigan - Jody Adgate 

& Sylvia Jania - Choreographers/Directors

SCHOLA CANTORUM DE MEXICO - Mexico City DF, Mexico - Alfredo Mendoza, Founding Director

MONGOLIAN CHILDREN’S PALACE YOUTH DANCE ENSEMBLE - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Jargalsaikhan Chultemsuren, Director

ROLNICKA PRAHA CHILDREN”S CHOIR - Prague, Czech Republic - Karel Virgler, Artistic Director

YIP’S CHILDREN’S CHOIR - Hong Kong, China - Sincere Yip, Associate Music Director

KALAMAZOO CHILDREN’S CHOIR - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - Fred Sang, Director

MARIACHI LOS REBELDES - Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Marcelina Guiterrez, Associate Director – Mark Guiterrez, Coordinator

ST MARYS CHILDREN’S CHOIR - St Marys, Ontario, Canada - Rich Sumstad Conductor

LAWRENCE ACADEMY OF MUSIC CANTABLE CHOIR - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

Karen L. Bruno, Artistic Director

TUCSON ARIZONA BOYS CHORUS - Tucson, Arizona, USA - Julian Ackerley, Director

TEXAS GIRLS CHOIR - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - Debi Weir, Director

WINNIPEG MENNONITE CHILDREN’S CHOIR - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Judy Urbonas, Assistant Director

SOLART CHILDREN’S CHOIR - Hanoi, Vietnam - Dang Chau Anh, Director

BAY VIEW CHORISTERS - Bay View, Petoskey, Michigan, USA -Sue Larson, Director

VOICES WITHOUT BORDERS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL CHOIR - Dr. Julian Ackerley, Conductor


2010 – 18th Children of the World in Harmony Festival

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS


WINNIPEG MENNONITE CHILDREN’S CHOIR - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Judy Urbonas, Assistant Director

MARIACHI LOS REBELDES,-  Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Marcelina Guiterrez, Associate Director – Mark Guiterrez, Coordinator

WACONGO AFRICAN DANCE ENSEMBLE – Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, USA

Elie Kihonia, Director

NATIVE AMERICAN HOOP DANCERS -Aurora  Freya Sizemore - Bay Shore, Michigan  

Dan Chingwa, Coordinator 

YIP’S CHOIR CANADA – Markum, Ontario, Canada

DANCERS WITHOUT BORDERS – Little Traverse Bay, Michigan

Cynthia Anthony, Choreographer/Director

LITTLE TRAVERSE YOUTH CHOIR, Northern Michigan, USA - Heather Marvin, Director

VOICES WITHOUT BORDERS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL CHOIR Heather Marvin, Director


2011 – 19th Children of the World in Harmony Festival

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS


CHILDREN OF THE WORLD IN HARMONY

Friday, July 15, 2011 – 7:30pm


NIÑOS Y JÓVENES CANTORES DE LA ESCUELA NACIONAL DE MÚSICA - Mexico City DF, Mexico

Patricia Morales, Director

CHORKNABEN BOY CHOIR - Uetersen, Germany - Hans-Joachim Lustig, Director

DANCE ATTACK - Mancelona, Michigan, USA - Jeannine Sladick, Director

LITTLE TRAVERSE YOUTH CHOIR - Northern Michigan, USA - Heather Marvin, Director

NATIVE AMERICAN HOOP DANCERS -Aurora  Freya Sizemore - Bay Shore, Michigan  

Dan Chingwa, Coordinator 

VLAGGENDANSGROEP. SYMBOLICA - Genk, Belgium - Jan Amand, President

YOUTH CHORALE OF THE IOWA YOUTH CHORUS -Des Moines, Iowa, USA -Kristen Stanton, Director

ZIRKA UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE – Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada - Jaime Balak, Director

WATTANA GIRLS CHORUS of the Wattana Wittaya Academy - Bangkok, THAILAND

Sathit Sukchongchaipruk, Director -  Jen Sukchongchaipruk, Founding Board Member of ISCCPA

2011 VOICES WITHOUT BORDERS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL CHOIR

Dr. Oscar Escalada of La Plata Argentina, Artistic Director


2012 – 20th Children of the World in Harmony Festival

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS


LITTLE TRAVERSE YOUTH CHOIR – Northern Michigan, USA - Heather Marvin, Conductor

TUCSON ARIZONA BOYS CHORUS ENSEMBLE – Tucson, Arizona, USA - Dr. Julian Ackerley, Director

TEXAS GIRLS’ CHOIR ENSEMBLE – Fort Worth Texas, USA  - Debi Weir, Executive Director

WATTANA GIRLS’ CHOIR & DANCERS - Bangkok, Thailand - Sathit Sukchongchaipruk, Conductor

NATIVE AMERICAN HOOP DANCERS -Aurora  Freya Sizemore - Bay Shore, Michigan  

Dan Chingwa, Coordinator 

VWB VOICES WITHOUT BORDERS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL CHOIR

Dr. Julian Ackerley, Conductor



2014 – 21st Children of the World in Harmony Festival

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS


RAAHE YOUTH CHOIR – RAAHE, FINLAND - Pauli Ylitalo, Director 

GRUPO CORAL ÁGAPE – MEXICO CITY, DF, MEXICO Carlos Alberto Vázquez – Principal Director.

DA CAPO ROKYCANY YOUTH CHOIR – ROKYCANY, CZECH REPUBLIC Alena Vimrová, Director

MARIACHI DEL REY – KINGSVILLE, TEXAS, USA - Mr. Rolando Molina , Director

 YIP’S CHILDREN’S CHOIR JR. DIVISION – HONG KONG, CHINA

Shirley Chow Bolen – Conductor

SIZEMORE YOUTH HOOP DANCERS - BAYSHORE, MICHIGAN, USA

Daniel and Janada Chingwa, Coordinators

LITTLE TRAVERSE YOUTH CHOIR – PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN, USA 

Rita McIntyre, Director – Touring Choir

Jamie Platte – Director Treble Choir     

VOICES WITHOUT BORDERS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL CHOIR

Dr. Oscar Escalada of La Plata Argentina, Artistic Director



2015 – 22nd Children of the World in Harmony International Cultural Exchange Program

 

“GETTING TO KNOW YOU”  A one-on-one six-day International Cultural Exchange Festival. featuring the Sol Art Singers, Dancers and Folk Instrument Ensemble from Hanoi, Vietnam - the Little Traverse Youth Choir – Native American Fancy Shawl Dance (Karlee Exelby)


2017 – 23rd Children of the World in Harmony Festival

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

CITY OF KRASNOYARSK CHILDREN’S CHOIR - LITTLE EAGLES SIBERIA  -  Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Ludmilla Stebenkova, Artistic Director

TOOKULA (Minden, Germany) Frauke Seele-Brandt, Director 

VINSCHOOL EDUCATION SONG & DANCE ENSEMBLE – HANOI, VIETNAM 

To Ngoc Tu, Director

HIGHLAND DANCE HARBOR – HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN

Mary-Elizabeth MacGregor Chaney - Director

LITTLE TRAVERSE YOUTH CHOIR – Northern Michigan, USA

Kevin Wells, Director – Youth Choir

Maria Pierpont, Director – Treble Choir

Heather Russell – Director Alumni Choir

NATIVE AMERICAN FANCY SHAWL DANCE, Karlee Exelby, Dancer

VOICES WITHOUT BORDERS - International Festival Choir - Julian Ackerley, Conductor

 


2019 – 24th Children of the World in Harmony Festival

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

CRYSTAL CHILDREN’S CHOIR - San Francisco Bay Area, USA Stella Lin, Director

GLUAIS – Irish instrumentalists, singers and dancers. Trim, Ireland Mícheál Kerr, Director

MARIACHI ESPUELAS DE PLATA – Fort Worth, Texas, USA  Ramon Nino, Director

YIP'S JUNIOR CHOIR – Hong Kong, ChinaHong Kong Ronald Cheung,  Principal Conductor

WATTANA GIRLS CHORUS – Bangkok, Thailand, Sathit Sukchongchaipruk, Conductor

LITTLE TRAVERSE TREBLE CHOIR - Northern, Michigan, USA ,Maria Pierpont, Director 

LITTLE TRAVERSE YOUTH CHOIR – Northern, Michigan, USA Kevin Wells, Director

DANCERS WITHOUT BORDERS – Gaylord, Michigan, USA, Julie Tippery – Director/Choreographer

VOICES WITHOUT BORDERS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL CHOIR, Dr. William Skoog, Conductor


2021 – 25th Children of the World in Harmony Festival

VIRTUALLY LIVE / GLOBALLY INCLUSIVE

 


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