Music Hall was built in 1878 with private money raised from what is believed to be the United States’ first matching grant fund drive. This Cincinnati showpiece is judged to be among the best and most beautiful concert theaters in the world and is arguably the only theater in the United States built specifically for choral music. Music Hall is home to many of Cincinnati’s finest cultural arts institutions: Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Ballet and Cincinnati Opera. In addition, throughout the year it play host to a large number of touring performances, conferences, concerts and award ceremonies.
In January 1975, Music Hall was recognized as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Music Hall is located across from historic Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, just minutes from the downtown’s business district.
The Springer Auditorium is known the world over for its extraordinary acoustics and its lavish old world decor. The fully-equipped stage with a complete lighting system, hydraulically-operated orchestra pit and roomy backstage area make any type of production or performance possible. This magnificent auditorium will host competitions, special themed Celebration Concerts and the Champions Concert during the second week of the World Choir Games.