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I’m with the choir

Written by Carrie Christensen

I know, I know. I say it all the time. But really, I do have the best job in the world.

This was once again made abundantly clear when I got to deliver some really exciting news to an amazing choir director and the sweetest bunch of high school kids last Friday.

A few months ago, Foreigner’s management approached me and asked if the Lied Center would be interested in holding a high school choir competition (they do this in a few select markets and Lincoln seemed like a good fit). The winner would sing one of Foreigner’s hits, “I Want to Know What Love Is” on stage WITH the band DURING the concert. Was that a rhetorical question? Duh. We were definitely into that.

We got some incredible submissions. I mean seriously. Check them out. The Man Choir? The “Cold As Ice” soloist from Scott Middle School?! I can’t handle it. And I’m sure they all have parents that love them a lot but I would totally adopt them all if I could and form one big, unstoppable megachoir. You know you’d buy tickets to see that.

Anyway, we could only choose one winner. And it was tough. Reeeeal tough. But last Friday I got to call the Wahoo High School choir director and share the good news. She screamed. And maybe cried a little. Shocker, I was getting misty too.

So this Friday you can find me at the Lied Center, rocking out to Foreigner. If you’re there, look for me. I’ll be one of many wearing a t-shirt that says “I’m with the choir.” Go Wahoo. I’m your biggest fangirl.

photo credit:  Lincoln Journal Star

About the author

Carrie Christensen

Hi, I’m Carrie! I reside in the lovely Lincoln, Nebraska with my husband Gunnar, cat Mr. Bibbs, and dog Brodie. We are new to Nebraska, hailing from Colorado, originally from the Midwest, and happy as clams to be back in the land of four seasons. When I’m not blogging you can find me working at my dream job at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, cooking vegetarian food, traveling, bicycling and canoeing… at the same time! Glad you’re here!