Cincinnati in running for 2012 World Choir Games

Leaders of the 2012 World Choir Games were in Cincinnati last week for a final site visit, and have told Hamilton County commissioners that the city is their first choice.

The Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau says that the event would bring to the city 20,000 choir members from 96 countries and could generate 50,000 hotel room nights.

An event this size would be five times larger than last year's National NAACP Convention.

Performances would be held at several venues throughout Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, with the new School for Creative and Performing Arts as the focus.

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