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As part of Foreigner's ongoing charity partnership with the Grammy Foundation, they will host the Neligh-Oakdale High School Choir, who will sing with the band on a performance of Foreigner’s timeless hit "I Want to Know What Love Is," at Divots Event Center in Norfolk on Sunday, September 2.
Foreigner has partnered with the Grammy Foundation to support its mission of maintaining and restoring music education in North America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education.
"As far as I'm concerned, music is not only the most powerful form of communication between the peoples of the world, it provides a gateway that opens up a fantastic new dimension of feeling and creativity. Anything we can do to provide our young ones with the tools to express themselves through music, is our goal in this partnership," Foreigner guitarist and founding member Mick Jones said.
Foreigner is donating $500 to the choir to use towards its music program.
A Foreigner live greatest hits CD set will be made available for purchase at the concert. Members of the choir will be selling the CD set to concertgoers both before the performance. For $20.00, the buyer can purchase this live set that features all the band’s classic hits. The proceeds from the sale of the CDs will be donated to the Grammy Foundation’s Music in the Schools program. Also everyone who buys a CD will get a ticket for a chance to win a Les Paul Guitar signed by the band. It will be raffled off at the end of Foreigner’s show to one lucky winner who has the winning ticket.
Foreigner has also been involved with other charities including the Red Cross, the Shriner's Children's Hospitals and the VH-1 Save the Music charity, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for these worthy causes.