Palliser choirs in running for concert thrill

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Considering the musical history involved, their parents, or even grandparents might appreciate more the magnitude of what’s on the line.

Despite that, you know singers from four Palliser Regional Schools would still love to show their talents off in an arena concert setting before an audience of thousands.

And you can make that happen by voting them on stage.

The legendary rock band Foreigner will make a stop at the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge on Sunday, Oct. 15. As it’s done for the past eight years, a local school choir will be selected to join them on stage to sing their No 1 hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

Lethbridge radio station 94.1 CJOC is helping them find those backup singers through an online contest. Local school choirs were asked to create a short video of them singing the Foreigner classic, with listeners to vote for the winner.

The finalists were recently unveiled, with four of those seven groups consisting of Palliser students. Coalhurst Elementary School’s Grade 4 Choir, along with its Grade 5/6 Choir, are joined by Vulcan’s County Central High School Rock Band and Nobleford’s Noble Central School Singers as finalists.

You can go online at and vote for your favourite group, with one vote allowed per email address. Votes can be cast until 5 p.m. Oct. 5. The winner, which will also receive from Foreigner a $500 donation towards its program, will be announced Oct. 6.

Whatever the outcome, all of the finalists - from Palliser Regional Schools and beyond - are winners for stepping up and putting their talents out there on display. This is just another opportunity to show off some of the great things going on in public education, and our wonderful students.