Welcome to the Little Traverse Choral Society Website. Our membership includes approximately 70 voices ranging in age from 16 to 80, representing communities from Cheboygan to East Jordan. Membership is open to all without audition.  

The mission of the Little Traverse Choral Society is to enhance the cultural life of northern lower Michigan by performing classical and contemporary choral works of distinction. Its goals are to inspire, educate, and expand the musical awareness and appreciation of both singers and audiences and to promote lifelong involvement in choral music by encouraging the participation of singers and audiences of all ages.

LTCS now Rehearsing for December Concert

The Little Traverse Choral Society is set to begin rehearsals for their December concert "A Global Noel" featuring "Quatre Motets Pour Le Temps de Noel" by Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc and "Fantasia on Christmas Carols" by Ralph Vaughn Williams.

Under the direction of David Gladstone, the choral society will perform on Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7, at the Harbor Springs Presbyterian Church and the Cross in the Woods Catholic Shrine in Indian River. 

Rehearsals will take place 7-9 p.m. each Tuesday in the Petoskey High School choral room (off the back parking lot). New singers are welcome and registration begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16th. A $30 membership/music fee will be collected for adults; $15 for students.  Scholarships are available.  The last date for registering for the fall/winter concert season will be Tuesday, Sept. 23.   

The Little Traverse Choral Society grew out of 16 vocalists singing around a piano in a private home in 1986.  That year they hosted the first Petoskey community "Messiah" sing along, providing soloists and organist.  The Little Traverse Chamber Singers expanded and incorporated as the Little Traverse Choral Society, a non-profit, non-audition entity in 1989.  For two years members of the society comprised the chorus for the Michigan Opera Theater's Opera-in -Residence Tour performing in "La Traviata," and "La Cenerentola."  LTCS has collaborated with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra in performances of Handel's "Messiah" and Gabriel Faure's "Requiem."  The society has also invited elementary school youth enrichment choirs and Voices without Borders youth choirs to perform during their concerts.

Throughout the years, LTCS has been supported by grants from the Bay Harbor Foundation, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, the Great Lakes People Fund, the Frey Foundation, local business and choral music patrons.  Goals of the society are to inspsire, educate and expand the musical awareness and appreciation of choral music.

Contact Us:

Little Traverse Choral Society
PO Box 2417
Petoskey, MI 49770


President: Bruce Turner (231) 347-3408
Executive Director: Sulane Hamilton (231) 526-5093