The Richland High School choir will provide beautiful backup vocals Wednesday when the rock band Foreigner hits the main stage at the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo in Kennewick.
The choir entered a contest, sponsored by a local radio station, where they submitted a video of themselves singing Foreigner's I Want to Know What Love Is.
They will provide the gospel choir background for the song at the fair.
"Foreigner has been doing this all over the country with local high school choirs," said Greg Fryhling, the choir's director. "We were chosen to get to sing in the concert with the band."
The choir will sell CDs of Foreigner's Live Greatest Hits for $20. The money raised will go toward a $500 grant from Foreigner to the Richland High Choral Department, as well as the Grammy Foundation to help raise money for underfunded music departments in the United States.
Foreigner fans who purchase one of the CDs will receive a raffle ticket for a Les Paul guitar that will be autographed by the band.
"This is an amazing opportunity for these students to get a chance to sing on stage with such a famous group," Fryhling said. "We are very excited to have this chance."
Foreigner's concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Cost comes with admission to the fair, but reserved seats are an additional $10.
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