BU choir invited to perform at Rolling Stones concert
BOSTON (WHDH)--Mick Jagger and the rest of the Rolling Stones are in Boston this week for their 50 and Counting Tour. These guys put on a great show but they are getting a little help from a local choir.
A choir from Boston University was contacted just three weeks ago with the opportunity to sing with the Rolling Stones. Of course they said, yes. They already performed once on stage with the Stones. They are just a few hours away from hitting the stage at the Garden for round two.
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“We thought it was maybe a joke,” one choir member said.
“Finally we had a rehearsal with the band on stage and I think, I don't know, my heart was beating really fast and I we were just overwhelmed,” another member said.
“My heart went oh my god that's really him. Oh my god. And then it was all business, high note coming up, here we go.”
The group already performed with the Stones on Wednesday. They are back on stage tonight to close out the band's stop here in Boston.
“This was actually the first tour they have ever done with a live choir singing that song. Having them pick a different choir in each city, you know, maybe adds a lot of stress for them but for us it's thrilling,” said Emma Gavenda, BU student.
Especially thrilling for their parents. Many of them fans of the Stones for decades.
“I had never seen them so excited. I couldn't tell whether it was for the Stones or for me. I think it was probably for the Stones.”
“It was really cool. A great experience.”
Well the group says the best part of all is they are incredibly humble to be on stage with the Stones but they say the Rolling Stones have welcomed them with open arms. Certainly making them feel like they are part of the band.