Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Way To Go (And Free Tickets)

June 25 update:
The winners of the World Choir Games tickets are as follows:



2 tickets to Opening Ceremony (x2) - July 4 at 7 p.m. - US Bank Arena
Toni 
Clara

2 tickets to Awards Ceremony - July 7 at 7:30 p.m. - US Bank Arena
B Shields

2 tickets to Awards Ceremony - July 8 at 10 a.m. - US Bank Arena
Kevin

2 tickets to Awards Ceremony (x2) - July 13 at 7:30 p.m. - US Bank Arena
Kevin
Clara

2 tickets to Closing Ceremony (x2) - July 14 at 7 p.m. - US Bank Arena
Donald
Anna


Thanks to all who entered; winners should email kate@katesrandommusings.com within the next 24 hours with a mailing address where I can send your tickets.


Congrats, and enjoy some great choral music!


Thanks to Metro for providing the tickets for the giveaway.
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So, the World Choir Games are bringing people into Cincinnati by the planeload.

On July 4, thousands of singers from 48 countries will converge upon the Queen City for ten days of chamber music, motets, gospel tunes, youth choirs, and your favorite pop renditions.

Some of these folks are formally trained singers who've never stepped outside of their native land. Others are local performers who are using the opportunity to sing before an audience for the first time ever.

Many choirs will bring along an entourage of conductors and chaperones, spouses and siblings, parents and grandparents.

It's sure to draw an interesting bunch of people, and that means Cincinnati's city center will be jamming.

We're talking about traffic, people. Lots and lots of traffic.

Thankfully, Cincinnati Metro is offering a few tools to help people get around easily.


For one, Metro is launching a special World Choir Games circulator that will link downtown hotels to performance sites. This is probably going to be one of the easiest ways for spectators, fans and other people to get around while the Games are in full swing.

Metro is also unveiling special shuttle routes that will take people to and from the Opening/Closing Ceremonies.


And Metro is also offering all World Choir Games participants a special pass good for free rides anywhere in Zone 1 (the city of Cincinnati, essentially) for the duration of the Games.

You can visit Metro's website to discover how easy it is to Go Metro during the WCG.

And now, for the giveaway.

The good folks at Metro have given me a few tickets to the World Choir Games to give away to my readers:

2 tickets to Opening Ceremony (x2) - July 4 at 7 p.m. - US Bank Arena
2 tickets to Awards Ceremony - July 7 at 7:30 p.m. - US Bank Arena
2 tickets to Awards Ceremony - July 8 at 10 a.m. - US Bank Arena
2 tickets to Awards Ceremony (x2) - July 13 at 7:30 p.m. - US Bank Arena
2 tickets to Closing Ceremony (x2) - July 14 at 7 p.m. - US Bank Arena


There are a few ways you can enter this contest:

  • Tell me your favorite choral song in the comments section below
  • Post a link to this blog post on your Facebook page and tell me you did so in the comments below
  • "Like" Metro's Facebook page and tell me you did so in the comments below
  • Tweet a link to this blog post on Twitter and tell me you did so in the comments below
  • Subscribe to this blog's RSS feed and tell me you did so in the comments below

Make sure you leave a comment for each of the entry options possible; up to five entries possible per person. Contest will close on Monday, June 25 at 3 p.m.; winners will be posted that afternoon and will have 24 hours to respond via email to secure tickets.

The Fine Print
All entrants must be residents of the United States and 18 years of age or older to enter. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. You must enter by Monday, June 25 3 p.m. EST. Entries must be posted in the comments of this post only. Your odds of winning are based on the number of entries. By entering, you provide me with the right to use your name in publicity materials and to use your email address to contact you, and to provide your name and address to my sponsors. I am not responsible for emails that bounce or lost mail. I reserve the right to disqualify any entry that contains defamatory or obscene language or otherwise does not abide by the rules. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, I will pick another winner until one responds. 


Addendum: Cincinnati Metro/SORTA is one of my clients. They are not paying me or my employer to write this blog post. I love blogging about Metro because I'm car-free. And they're really nice folks.

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16 comments:

Nancy N said...

Hi Katy! I "like" Metros facebook page!!

United Way of Greater Cincinnati said...

Hey Katy,
My favorite choral song is "Flight of the Bubblebee". Fell in love with that song and the group from Cincinnati that won the "Clash of the Choirs" with our own John Scott,from UWGC. That was in 2007 just months before I began working @ UWGC. When they performed that song, I knew they would win - hands down!!!

United Way of Greater Cincinnati said...

I like Metro on facebook!

United Way of Greater Cincinnati said...

I shared your Blog on my facebook page. Last two comments are from me too! Toni

United Way of Greater Cincinnati said...

Okay,
I now subscribe too but I still don't 'tweet' Yhew! Toni

Unknown said...

Hi, Katy! My favorite choral song is La Villanella, because it's one of the songs YPCC is singing in the Open Mixed Choir competition! Go YPCC!

Unknown said...

I liked Metro!

Clara said...

I posted a link on my FB page, am the two "unknowns" above...

Clara said...

...and put a link on my Twitter feed!

Anna said...

I posted on Twitter

Clara said...

And I subscribed! That's how badly I want closing night tix! Keep up the good blogging! :-)

KRCincy said...

Hi Katy...OK I'm taking 3 shots at this!!

1. fav choral song: even after all these years, I'm still a sucker for Handel's "Messiah." (Also like when I hear "Christmas Time is Here" in a choral version)

2. I have liked Metro on Facebook

3. I am linking this to my FB page.

Bring on the Choirs!!
Kevin Reynolds

lae said...

I subscribed to your RSS!!

thebshields said...

Hey Kate, I tweeted and facebooked for ya! Hope all is well!

Donald said...

I've always been partial to "Hallelujah, Salvation and Glory." Not sure why, though.

Donald said...

And I've liked Metro's FB page. The park and ride is really underappreciated.