6:41am

Wed July 4, 2012
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Let the World Choir Games Begin

The World Choir Games open Wednesday and groups from around the globe are arriving for the eleven-day event. Su Pavit is with the Chulada Choir of Chulalongkorn University Demonstration Secondary School from Bangkok, Thailand. He says the high school-age group is excited to be here and is feeling the pressure of competition. 

"...because (we are) representative of Thailand. But we're doing our best and I hope we will win. I hope we will get (a) gold medal," he says. 

The Crescendo Arte Children's Choir from Bogota, Colombia arrived at check-in with big smiles and cameras in hand. 

"We are very excited of the Chorus Games," says one of their leaders. "It's a good opportunity for them to know many people of many parts of the world." 

Besides singing in the festival group, Crescendo Arte plans to visit the Zoo, the Aquarium, the Museum Center, and "sightseeing everything here in Cincinnati." 

Some 15,000 participants will compete during the eleven day event at venues scattered around the area. Opening ceremonies are Wednesday night at 7 o'clock at US Bank Arena.