Youth Choir Practices Power Ballad for Performance with Foreigner
Not one member member of the Deliverance For Youth Choir was even alive in 1984 when the rock group Foreigner released the song "I Want to Know What Love is," but that's the song they'll be singing with the rock band next week at Grand Casino Mille Lacs.
The choir's director, 22-year-old Jovonta Patton, entered the group in a radio contest -- and they won.
Patton beamed, "This has to be our biggest show, performing with Foreigner, them selling 70 million records - the show is sold out so this has to be the biggest show we've done."
And this bunch of musicians, ages 7 to 25, are doing their best to learn the song. Most of them had never even heard it. Some had heard a version of "I Want To Know What Love Is" from an Alvin and the Chipmunks movie.
We heard them practice recently and have no doubt they are going to be great.
Choir member Sharieon Snow is nervous and excited, "I know, it is pretty amazing!"
The Christian youth choir practices at Shiloh Temple on West Broadway Avenue North in Minneapolis. The Friday, July 27, show at Grand Casino is sold out, but you can still see and support the choir.
Foreigner donated $500 to the group, and they'll use that money to help record a live CD, Saturday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. at Shiloh Temple.