Monday, September 22, 2014
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Valley Forge Chorus to compete for Foreigner gig

NEWTOWN SQUARE Three Delaware Valley musical groups are finalists competing for the opportunity to perform with the classic rock band Foreigner.

The Valley Forge Chorus, based in Newtown Square; the West Singers from Cherry Hill High School West; and the Cherokee High School Concert Choir from Marlton will compete to be on stage with Foreigner at the 13th annual Let Freedom Rock Fest sponsored by the classic rock station WMGK-FM.

The three groups were selected from dozens of local community submissions in the last few weeks, including high school and church choirs.

Listeners will decide which group wins. Submissions by the groups are posted on WMGK's website: http://www.wmgk.com/contests/2014/classic-rock-choir/index.aspx. Listeners can vote online. The voting deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m.

The winner will perform Foreigner's top hit, "I Want to Know What Love Is," on stage with the band July 3. The concert, at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, begins at 5:30 p.m.

In addition to Foreigner, groups also include Styx, former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, and MGK's house band, Musician Impossible, from Delaware County.

The concert theme is patriotism. Military members will be honored with various onstage activities.

Concert tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.com, the Live Nation box office, the Susquehanna Bank Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 800-745-3000. Children under 9 will be admitted free with parents with lawn tickets. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit local veterans via the Philadelphia Multi-Service Center.

- Barbara Boyer

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