CARNEGIE HALL

 
The 2019-20 seasons will bring many exciting opportunities for Voices Without Borders' Little Traverse Youth Choir, culminating in a trip to New York City and a performance in Carnegie Hall in June, 2020! We wanted to send out introductory information regarding the tour to help you plan for the upcoming year. Our new season begins September 12! Trip confirmations are needed by September 27.
 
Mid-America Productions, now in its 37th season, will produce and present our full concert residency package. The full concert residency package includes hotel accommodations (5 days/4 nights), transportation within Manhattan where necessary for rehearsals, concert and post-concert celebration cruise aboard Spirit Cruises to and around the Statue of Liberty and much more. The hotel will be within walking distance of Carnegie Hall and sights like Times Square & BroadwayRockefeller CenterMacy'sMuseum of Modern Art, and the Empire State Building.
 
Each singer will be responsible for $1,600 which is non-refundable. The total expense for each trip is $2,400. Voices Without Borders' Board of Directors will help LTYC with the remaining fundraising. We have a number of fundraisers planned for singers to raise needed funds including Adopt a Star letters and the holiday greenery fundraiser. See the trip payment schedule below. We will be able to provide a better estimate of some breakfasts that might be included once our hotels are booked, but most meals will be the responsibility of the individual.
 
Payment Schedule 
     September 27, 2019       $300
     November 24, 2019        $350
     January 9, 2019.             $350
     February 27, 2019          $300
     April 9, 2019                   $300
 
There will be a limited number of needs-based partial scholarships. An application form will be available at www.littletraverseyouthchoir.org by September 12.   Please contact Kim Cerrudo, VWB Executive Director at vwbchoir@gmail.com with any financial concerns.

If you are reading this and would like to support a young singer, donations may be made online to our Adopt a Star program at Square or by mailing a donation made payable to VWB with "Adopt a Star" in the memo to: 
Voices Without Borders
320 Crown Pointe Drive
Petoskey, MI 49770
 
Sample Itinerary
 
June 11, 2019
Depart Cheboygan 3:00pm
Depart Petoskey 4:15pm Drive for 9 hours. To Youngstown, Ohio
Dinner in Youngstown.
Overnight in Motel in Youngstown.
 
June 12, 2020
Breakfast in Motel in Youngstown.
Depart Youngstown and drive to NYC
-Arrival at hotel by 3-4pm and check in to hotel
Evening on Broadway or sightseeing.
 
June 13, 2020
-Rehearsal in morning (9AM-12PM) OR afternoon (1PM-5PM) 
 in hotel ballroom with combined choirs
Optional solo a cappella concert in Manhattan
otherwise rest of day free.
 
June 14, 2020
-Rehearsal in morning (9AM-12PM) OR afternoon (1PM-5PM) in hotel ballroom with combined choirs.
-Rest of day free
 Statue of Liberty, Museum or other attraction
 
June 15, 2020
-Dress rehearsal in Carnegie Hall with orchestra;
CONCERT, Rutter – THE SPRIG OF THYME: Noel Weaver, conductor 
Post-concert celebratory dinner cruise around lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty
 
June 16, 2020 
AM departure - Travel to Port Hope, Ontario, Canada

There is a possibility that we will perform in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada on our return trip home. If so, singers 16 or older will need a valid passport, a passport card, a NEXUS card or an enhanced Michigan Driver's License. Singers under 16 will require proof of citizenship.

June 17, 2020
Breakfast in Motel, drive to Petoskey/Cheboygan
 
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