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 To Begin Rehearsals for Spring Concert
Coming off our successful December concert, the Little Traverses Choral Society will begin the new year preparing for a fabulous spring concert, which will feature the wonderful music of Leonard Bernstein and Aron Copland under the direction of Peter Sims. Concert dates are May 7th at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs and May 8th at the United Methodist Church in Petoskey.
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, January 26th at Petoskey High School at 7:00pm. Please come a little early to sign up. The cost for participating is $20 ($15 for students, practice CD's are available for $3 and assistance is available, please contact Sulane for more information).
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.