The 2012 World Choir Games were held in Cincinnati USA July 4-14. In total, 362 choirs from 64 countries and 15,000 participants took part in the event, making it the largest international arts and cultural event held in the history of Cincinnati USA. The 2012 World Choir Games marked the first time this prestigious international event was held in the United States. Previous hosts included Austria, South Korea, Germany and China (2006 and 2010). In 2014, Riga, Latvia, Europe's capital of culture, will host the the World Choir Games. Click here for information on the 2014 Games.
The World Choir Games are the Olympics of choral music.. For more than a decade, the Games have united people from around the world through the power of song and in the spirit of friendly competition. Throughout the event's history, more than 2,000 choirs have participated in competitions across Europe and Asia. During those two weeks in Cincinnati, hundreds of choirs and thousands of visitors came to Cincinnati to share their cultural heritage and to celebrate our global community with music, the common language of the world.