Knights to join Rolling Stones during Orlando show
The last time the Rolling Stones graced Orlando with their '60s and '70s hits, some members of the UCF Chamber Singers were still in diapers.
On June 12, the 22 voice majors will be rocking on stage with the Stones for one song, according to a press release.
UCF music professor David L. Brunner will be directing the students at the Citrus Bowl performance, which is one of 15 stops on the band's Zip Code tour.
After receiving a call from an organizer of the tour, Brunner jumped at the chance to make lasting memories for the students.
"They regard this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing with some music legends. The band started more than 50 years ago and they're still going strong. This is a big deal," Brunner said in the release. "If it is a unique collaboration for students that we wouldn't have at another time, we like to say yes – So this was an obvious yes."
Although signatures on the confidentiality agreements prevent the singers from speaking about the song they will sing backup in, Brunner said in the release that the students are "all excited about performing with the Stones."
The members of the Chamber Singers have performed at events such as national conventions, sporting, and most recently, UCF Celebrates the Arts festival that took place at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Jarrod Heil is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @JHeil11 or email him at JarrodH@CentralFloridaFuture.com.