World Choir Games is ready with volunteers and welcome kiosk

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati will host the World Choir Games in just two days. The Queen city is the first American city to ever host the international singing competition.

Organizers and volunteers are finishing up the final details ranging from signs to credentials and greeting visitors at the airport and hotels.

More than 4,600 volunteers are working the games over the ten day period. 15,000 participants from 64 countries are expected to attend and 362 choirs will compete during the games.

"This could not happen without all these great people who give of their time to make it possible," says games managing director Nick Vehr.

About 1,000 volunteers will serve as interpreters for international choirs.

"We have over 50 choirs from China. Indonesia was another big one and Russia, those are some of the large numbers of quantities of choirs," says Deb Lawrence who serves as the volunteer coordinator for the games.

A new informational kiosk was also unveiled by city council member Laure Quinlivan on Monday.

The kiosk is located at the end of the Purple People Bridge and will feature a map of the city for the thousands of expected visitors.

The World Choir Games run from July 4 through July 14.

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