NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Belmont University’s Chorale will perform with the Rolling Stones Wednesday night at LP Field.
Led by Belmont Chorale Director Dr. Jeffery Ames, the 24 students will join the rock group on stage for one song.
“I couldn’t believe it myself. Am I reading the right thing? Is this message really coming to me?” Ames said when the publicist contacted him.
He continued, “It was kind of surreal because you just don’t expect this to pop in your lap and it did. It really did so I was very, very excited about it.”
Ames emailed the choir members and asked who could be in town to perform for a special event.
When the 24 students showed up to their first rehearsal, he told them exactly what they’d be doing.
“They were on pins and needles, and they got to the first rehearsal and I let them know, and their reaction was some sheer joy, others disbelief,” Ames said of the moment he told his students.
He can’t publicly announce which song or songs they’ll be performing.
“The students know what it is and they’re prepared. They have it memorized and we’re ready to hit the stage tomorrow,” Ames added.
Wednesday night’s stop is the seventh of a 15-city stadium tour that kicked off May 24. The Zip Code tour wraps up July 15 in Quebec.
Country superstar, and Belmont University graduate, Brad Paisley is opening for the Rolling Stones in Nashville.