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Global Village and Friendship Concerts Greater Cincinnati residents were treated to more than 60 free, public performances all across the region, from Delhi to Hamilton to Loveland to Covington, Kentucky. Participating choirs performed for packed houses and enthusiastic crowds at museums, libraries, churches, retirement centers, bars and universities, not to mention places as Fountain Square, Washington Park, the Schmidlapp Event Lawn at the Smale Riverfront Park, Devou Park, Newport on the Levee, Findlay Market and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

below:Bahamas National Youth Choir at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Delphi.

by Anna Bentley

An estimated 65,000 people attended these informal and often intimate shows, including a powerful performance of the Israeli national anthem at the Mayerson Jewish Community Center by the Ankor Choir of the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance that moved some audience members to tears.

left:Tygerberg Children’s Choir from South Africa wows the crowd at Washington Park.

by Ray Grothaus

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right:Loveland by Request,

the show choir from Loveland High School in Loveland, Ohio, at Washington Park. bottom left:The Aeolians

of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, at Washington Park. bottom middle:Detsky Kohr

MEZ Krasnodar from Russia at Washington Park. bottom right:Tygerberg Children’s Choir from South Africa at Washington Park.

by Anna Bentley

by Kathleen Kennedy

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by Kathleen Kennedy

by Anna Bentley


by Kenny Bassett

above:Folk Song Group “Jane� from Croatia at Findley Market. left:Hungary Starlight Choir from Budapest, Hungary, in the lobby of Queen City Tower. below:Members of the Hanoi New Choir from Vietnam before their Friendship Concert at Washington Park.

by Mandy Kowallek

by Melissa Godoy

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by Sean Hughes

above:Members of the Greater Cincinnati Indian Community Choir from Mason, Ohio, at an Indian dance and music Friendship Concert at Duke Energy Convention Center. right:Full house at Kenwood Baptist Church. below:Indian dance and music at Duke Energy Convention Center attracted a big crowd.

by Dan Ledbetter by Sean Hughes

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by Andy Dobson

by Chris Thompson

above:The Choir of St. Bartholomew from Cincinnati at Second Sunday on Main. left:Backstage with Suanplu Chorus from Thailand at The College of Mount St. Joseph in Delhi. far left:Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, Friendship

Concert on Fountain Square.

by Sandra Medlock Ramey

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by Clifford Turrell

by Mary Ann Burkart Hofmann

by Kathleen Kennedy

top left:Taichung Chamber Choir from Chinese Taipei in West Chester. top middle:Coro de C谩mara de la Fundaci贸n Universitaria Juan N. Corpas from Colombia at the Schmidlapp Stage and Event Lawn in Cincinnati Riverfront Park. top right:Enjoying the show and keeping cool in the

100-degree heat at Fairfield Village Green Park. right:Region 4 Chorus from Mason, Ohio, at Duke

Energy Convention Center. below:Canterbury College Cantabile Choir from Australia in West Chester.

by Clifford Turrell

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by Sean Hughes


left:A large crowd gathered for the Friendship Concert at Kenwood Mall. far left:An appreciative audience endured temperatures that exceeded 90

degrees for a Friendship Concert in West Chester. bottom left:Children’s Choir of the Orchestra of Lara and Camerata Sinfonica

Larense from Venezuela in West Chester. by Clifford Turrell

by Beverly Milam

by Clifford J. Turrell

bottom right:Children cool off in front of the cooling fans on Fountain Square.

by Chris Thompson

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right:Dekoor Close Harmony from The

Netherlands at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club downtown. bottom left:Suanplu Chorus from

Thailand at the College of Mount St. Joseph. bottom right:Artists paint an “Art on the Streets� canvas set up at Washington Park during a Friendship Concert. by Taylor Norton

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by Ray Grothaus

by Anna Bentley


by Andy Dobson

by Kathleen Kennedy

by Kathleen Kennedy

top left:Young People’s Chorus of Erie,

McAuley High School. top right:Student Choir of Universidad

de la Sabana from Colombia at the Cincinnati Museum Center. left:Lang Lang Children’s Choir from China at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

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by Dennis Camp

left:Incar Dansspektakel from Belgium at Fountain Square. far left:Ankor Choir of the Jerusalem

Academy of Music & Dance from Israel at Fountain Square. bottom left:SKH Lam Woo Memorial

Secondary School from Hong Kong at Fountain Square.

by Dennis Camp

by Dennis Camp

bottom right:Handbells await the start of a Friendship Concert on Fountain Square.

by Chris Thompson

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by Susan Butler

by Dennis Camp

by Taylor Norton

top left:David Johnson Chorus from

Dresden, Tennessee, at Fountain Square. top middle:Taking it all in. top right:Gospelchor Rejoice from

Germany at Fountain Square. right:A large crowd gathers on Fountain

Square for an afternoon Friendship Concert. opposite:Members of Singakademie

Graz from Graz, Austria, walk up the steps together prior to a Friendship Concert at Fountain Square.

by Chris Thompson

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by Chris Thompson

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