The Burncoat High School Quadrivium Chorus will take the Hanover Theater stage on May 9 to sing the world wide number one hit ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ with the legendary classic rock band Foreigner. The members of The Quad are excited to be performing with the band and to be returning to The Hanover Theatre for such a great evening of rock music.
“My mom loved them when she was young,” says sophomore Corinna Iannacchiano, “and for her to go to another of their concerts and see me on stage with them will make her very happy.”
No newcomers to the spotlight, through the years The BHS Quad has won many local, regional and national choral competitions and they have shared the stage with such notables as Sam James of NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ Ayla Brown of ABC’s ‘American Idol,’ country singers Billy Dean, Linda Evans, Rebecca Lynn Howard and star of stage, screen and television Julie Andrews. They have also been the back up chorus for Country Music Hall of Fame Superstar Kenny Rogers on many occasions.
Founded in 1976 by former Spooky Tooth guitarist Mick Jones and singer Lou Gramm, Foreigner took the world by storm with a string of huge hits including ‘Cold As Ice,’ ‘Jukebox Hero,’ ‘Long, Long Way From Home’ and, of course, their global number one hit, ‘I Want To Know What Love Is.’
When asked about The Quad’s contribution to the concert, BHS junior Isaiah Gomez said, “We will come with a different vibe and energy than other choruses, as we do for each performance. We will make our part of the performance our own. That’s what we do.”
Senior Miriam Nortey is very excited. “It will be a great experience for all of us because, after all, it’s not everyday that you get to perform with such amazing and legendary artists. This isn’t just any concert. Foreigner is really successful and somehow, we get to perform with them. That’s unbelievable.”
“They love singing anywhere, anytime,” Burncoat High School Choral Director, Dave Twiss, said, “but having a large and enthusiastic audience is a wonderful thing.”
Recently, The Quad won the WEC’Appella Competition at Mechanics Hall for the third year in a row, adding to a great year of achievements including performing on the floor of The House of Representatives at The Massachusetts State House for the inauguration of that legislative body and providing music for the funeral service of Worcester Fire Fighter Christopher Roy.
For more information about this story, please contact Quad director Dave Twiss at (508)868-7488 or via email at [email protected]