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Indonesian choir to board bus to SF on Tuesday

AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) -

Although the World Choir Games are over, one singing group remains in Cincinnati. A choir from Indonesia missed its chance to compete when airport delays and ticketing issues left them stranded in their home country.

"They were stuck in Jakarta for seven days trying to get a flight together," said interpreter and WCG volunteer, Anastasia Ross.

The Indonesian choir will be boarding a bus at noon on Tuesday that will take them to San Francisco to catch their flight back to Indonesia.

Their government said they must perform or they will not be reimbursed for their trip. The choir performed at churches and other venues in Cincinnati on Sunday, refusing to let their travel troubles get them down. 

"They're actually in very good spirit," said Ross.

Southern Baptist on Reading Road in Avondale received a call asking if the choir could come there and sing.

"And I said of course!" said former choir director, Kenny Smith. "And we invited them to sing and its just been awesome listening to these young people."

The group raised $3,000 through an impromptu performance at Duke Energy Center on Sunday. They sang at Washington Park for President Obama's visit Monday. They were planning on singing in Franklin County on Tuesday.

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