World Choir Games Tickets On Sale

Tickets to all 2012 World Choir Games events go on sale to the public at 10 am Thursday, March 1 just more than four months before the start of the event.

The World Choir Games, the largest international choral competition in the world, will be in the United States for the first time ever July 4-14 in Cincinnati USA. To date, 367 choirs from 48 countries have registered to participate in the 7th World Choir Games.

“This is a big milestone,” said Dan Lincoln, President & CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau and director of the Cincinnati Organizing Committee. “Many people have been asking me when they can buy tickets. The time is now.”

Tickets to the July 4 Opening Ceremony presented by Procter & Gamble, featuring the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and May Festival Chorus, range from $25-$150. Tickets to the July 14 Closing Ceremony range from $20-$50. Celebration Concerts, themed shows with some of the best choirs in the world, will be range from $28-$42, Champions Concerts $35-60 and Awards Ceremonies $15 and $20.

Competition tickets are available in One-day ($15) and Three-day ($40) Flex Passes, which allow ticketholders entry into all venues as seating is available. One-day Competition Flex Passes are available for July 5, 6, 7, 11, 12 and 13. Three-day Competition Flex Passes are available for July 5-7 and July 11-13.

“The task of assigning choirs to rehearsals, competition times and venues is complex,” said Jelena Dannhauer, project manager for INTERKULTUR, the Germany-based organization that founded the World Choir Games. “We are still processing choir registrations, so we won’t have the schedule set for a few months. One thing we have learned from doing this over the years is that there will be a lot of changes. We’re prepared for that.”

There are 23 musical categories of competition, ranging from jazz and show choir to gospel and folklore that will be performed over six days (three in each week). Specific times, locations and choir schedules will be announced closer to the event.

If you go to, you will find:

  • A detailed schedule by day.

  • A detailed schedule by event.

  • A glossary of ticket-related terms.

  • A map of the venues

    Because events are in so many different venues, utilizes two ticketing providers depending on type of purchase Ticketmaster or the Cincinnati Arts Association.

    Details on where to get tickets:

    Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, Awards Ceremonies (all events at U.S. Bank Arena)


    • (800) 745-3000, Ticketmaster

    • U.S. Bank Arena Box Office

    • Ticketmaster locations, including select Kroger stores

    • Groups of 30 or more, contact Sara Blevins at (513) 421-1302 or


    One-day and Three-day Competition Flex Passes, Celebration Concerts, Champions Concerts, VIP passes

          Three-day Competition Flex Passes

    • At all local Kroger locations



The World Choir Games is the largest international choral competition in the world, taking place every two years.
Choir Games is the signature event of INTERKULTUR, a Germany-based organization that produces elite international choral events all over the world. Cincinnati USA was selected as the first U.S. city to host the World Choir Games. The 2012 Games are expected to bring 20,000 participants and tens of thousands of visitors from more than 70 countries, and will be Cincinnati
USA’s largest international arts event ever with an economic impact of $73.5 million.


INTERKULTUR, based in Pohlheim, Germany, has ties to 120,000 choirs made up of 4.8 million choral singers around the world. In more than 20 years since INTERKULTUR was established, more than 5,800 choirs and 260,000 singers from 100 nations have taken part in the World Choir Games and INTERKULTUR's regional choir competitions.

Procter & Gamble is a presenting sponsor 


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