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Voices For Hope
2009 Winners

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The 2009 Voices For Hope final auditions were held on April 4  at the East Hartford Community Cultural Center, East Hartford, CT.      LUNCH partnered with Special Voices,  an organization providing programs for kids with special needs.    Entries were received from four states, and the chosen finalists auditioned live  to win a $500 scholarship and to be a Voices For Hope Ambassador, using the power of popular music to produce positive social action.  The 2009 audition song was "All of Us, God's Children", originally written by Bill Pere for the Special Olympics World Games.    The event culminated in an evening concert with all the Finalists joining the LUNCH Ensemble for a Harry Chapin Tribute event.

Below are the 16 finalists, all exceptionally talented.   As far as we are concerned, any young person who gives their time and talent to help others in need is a winner in all the things that count in life.   All  finalists are eligible to take part in special LUNCH recording and performing events.  

        (Listen to our past Voices For Hope participants singing songs written for them by Bill Pere and Kay Pere)

Our 2009 Scholarship Winner


The Winner of the 2009 Voices For Hope $500 Scholarship, and the newest Voices For Hope Ambassador


of  Glastonbury, CT



The 2009 Voices For Hope Finalists

Caroline Zocco

Taylor Casey

Delaney Jordan

Charlotte Grove

Gabriella Leone

Katie A. Langevin

Lexi Beauregard

Alexa Rose Burger

Heather O'Brien

Amy Jo Sheketoff

Kayla Higbee

Mackenzie Brayman

Paulo Rouquayrol

Elizabeth Brayman

Ellen Petersen


LUNCH is proud of all the Voices for Hope Finalists,
and we thank you for sharing your talents with us,
in the service of others.

Julia Burgos

The 2009 FINALS AUDITION at  East Hartford Community Cultural Center


The 2009 Voices For Hope finalists, prior to the auditions.

The 2009 Voices For Hope Finalists rehearsing for the Harry Chapin Tribute Concert with LUNCH


               Voices for Hope Home.