Josh Groban

by Jeffrey Carter

Several years ago, at a different school in a different state, I got the call to have my students sing back-up for Kenny Rogers on a Christmas concert.  And we got our photo taken with the big guy himself.  I shook his hand, and we were off.

On Monday evening, Trent Patterson and the Webster University Chamber Singers had a similar experience with a different mega-star, Josh Groban, on his tour promoting his new album.  Dr. Patterson prepped the students, who then backed up JG as he sang “Anthem” from Chess and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel.

From Facebook comments, the students were deliriously happy.  “Tonight was unreal,” said one.  “Unbelievable,” said another.

Here’s a grab from Facebook:


And two official photos:

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The review in the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch mentions the group prominently.