CRHS Music Department Sings with Foreigner at Durham Fair 2016


Story by Seth Azevedo

Video provided by CRHS Parents of Performing Students (POPS)

Photos by Jen Schulten Photography (professional quality); other photos provided by Marissa Bizzario and Mrs. Stephan of POPS

The Coginchaug Show Choir and a Capella groups joined the headline band, Foreigner, onstage to sing the encore number “I Want to Know What Love Is” Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at the 97th-Annual Durham Fair. The groups had not gotten a chance to rehearse with the band before the performance; however, they were prepared for their “moment of glory”, as lead singer Kelly Hansen put it, after months of practicing to recordings of the band. Despite nerves from performing in front of the largest crowd of their lives, the group was excited to have the opportunity to sing with such a well known band. “It was surreal,” said senior MaryGrace Fiondella.
As the group went to leave the stage after the song, Hansen called them back to thank them for singing with the band and for their love of music. “I want everyone to look up here and see how beautiful your future looks!” he shouted to the crowd. “Because you already got to see how beautiful your future sounds.”