Wednesday, September 18, 38 members of the Windham Chamber Singers travelled to Fenway Park to perform the National Anthem in front of 40,000 fans at a Red Sox game.
“It was incredible and surreal,” said Dr. Richard Nickerson, director of the Windham Chamber Singers, an elite choral group from Windham High School.
“We did a sound check at 2 in the afternoon. We had the park to ourselves. When the kids first sang and heard the echo…it was a goosebump moment,” Nickerson said, who described his own reaction to being at Fenway to that of a 9-year-old boy when he grabbed a fistful of dirt and put it in his pocket. Twenty-two of the singers had never been to Fenway Park before.
“It was a once in a lifetime experience,” he said.
The chamber singers were contacted after they sent in an audition tape to the Red Sox organization.
Friday the Windham Chamber Singers sang at the inauguration of the new Saint Joseph’s College president and they soon will be hosting the American Family Holiday concert.