West Harrison High choir to perform with Foreigner
The West Harrison High School choir may be small, but the recently formed group is hitting a high note as they warm up to share center stage with a legendary rock band this Friday.
News 25’s Gina Tomlinson gives us a sneak peek.
“I want to feel what love is.” That’s just what these students at West Harrison High School feel when it comes to singing. High school junior Rhiannon Burdziak is one of seven students in the school’s first ever choir. “I like singing. It’s nice to be a part of something bigger than what you are, to be a part of something more than just plain old high school.”
The choir formed only months ago, but has already landed a once in a lifetime opportunity to sing with a world famous band Friday night. The seven vocalists will join the legendary rock band Foreigner during a live performance of the song ‘I want to know what love is’ at the IP Casino in Biloxi. “This is the first like extremely big performance I’ve ever done,” said Burdziak.
The West Harrison High School choir was the local school chosen to receive a $500 prize and will also share the stage with Foreigner for the band’s 40 year anniversary. Choir Director Curtis Staples said, “I love the band Foreigner. I’ve always listened to them in the car, singing along in the car, and rocking out to them myself, so this is a dream come true.”
Some of the things the choir plans on doing with the $500 is tuning up an old piano, purchase sheet music, and buy uniforms. Richard Ardlion said, “The choir is like anything else that starts up. Everything starts small. It grows. It gets better. It picks up speed.”
The choir will be warming up their vocal chords until show time Friday night. Senior Cathy Necaise said, “Very excited, but also very nervous, but I’m glad to have the opportunity that we have.”