Garrard choir performs on stage with ‘Foreigner’ at Centre College

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DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- A stop in Danville by rock band, ‘Foreigner’ meant more than just a good show to choir performers at Garrard County High School.

Wednesday evening was a big one for the GCHS choir as they joined the band on stage at Centre College’s, Norton Center for the concert. After winning a competition, the choir was invited to sing the band’s hit song, “I Want to Know What Love is” in front of a packed auditorium.

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“It’s really nice for these students. They’ve worked so hard to get recognized for something like this,” says choir director, Josh Fletcher. “It was pretty extreme. They were really excited, standing up and screaming. I don’t think they actually thought they would win.”

The appearance comes at a time when many public schools across the country are losing funding for choir and other extracurricular activities. Due to that, ‘Foreigner’ lead singer Kelly Hansen, a self-proclaimed product of public schools, has gotten the band involved in an initiative to make donations to choir programs in each city the band tours in.

“We’re so grateful and fortunate to be able to do what we do for a living, it was a natural thing to try to go to the school choirs and see if we could do a little bit to help,” says Hansen.



Before the choir performed with the band Wednesday evening, they serenaded Hansen upon his entrance into Central Kentucky, at a local car dealership which matched the band’s donation of $500 and promised $20 for each car test-driven Wednesday.