North County

Carlsbad Choir Sings “I Want To Know What Love Is” as Foreigner Comes to Town

The world famous band is holding a concert at Mattress Firm Amphitheater

In honor of the band, Foreigner, coming into town for a concert, one North County choir is putting on a special performance. 

Tuesday, members of the Carlsbad High School choir gathered to sing "I Want To Know What Love Is," the iconic 1984 song that was a number one hit for Foreigner. 

"During the school year we practice and sing all the time," said Alex Dennehy, 15, during practice Tuesday afternoon. "Now we have these summer rehearsals to get ready." 

The band held a contest asking local choirs to submit videos to perform with them at the concert. Carlsbad High School won the spot by popular vote. 

After a rehearsal on the high school campus during the afternoon, the twenty-student choir was invited to sing with Foreigner on stage during the show at night. 

"It's going to be intimidating because we don't get to perform in such a big crowd," said Jamie Polmar, 16, before the performance. "But it will also be fun because it's what some of us really want to do when we're older is perform." 

Foreigner also donated $500 to the choir for its chorus program. 

Foreigner is playing at the Mattress Firm Amphitheater in Chula Vista on Tuesday, July 31. 

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