Senate Passes Resolution for World Choir Games

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Senate Passes Resolution for World Choir Games

Fox19 — Friday the U.S. Senate passed a resolution from Ohio’s Senators, Rob Portman (R-Terrace Park, OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-Avon, OH) welcomed the passage of their Senate Resolution recognizing the global significance and economic impact of Cincinnati as the first U.S. city to host the World Choir Games from July 4-14, 2012.

The resolution also designates July 2012 as World Choir Games Month in the United States.

“I’m glad that visitors from around the globe will have the opportunity to see all that Cincinnati has to offer when it hosts the World Choir Games,” said Portman. “I’m proud of our world class city, and my family and I are proud to support the games, which will be a great economic boost to local businesses and Ohio’s tourism industry, generating an estimated $73.5 million into the local economy.”

“Cincinnati’s vibrant arts community will be on a world stage this summer during the World Choir games,” Brown said. “From Cincinnati’s Music Hall to Union Terminal to the Riverfront, visitors from around the world will realize that the Queen City isn’t just a gateway to America’s west — Cincinnati is an open-door to the best of American culture, hospitality, and spirit.”

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