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    Gov. John Lynch talks to members of Alvirne High School's choral group, The B Naturals, before they perform for the school Wednesday. The group sang to Lynch and their fellow students for a send-off concert before they travel to Washington, D.C., this weekend for the national Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • Photo by Cameron Kittle


    Gov. John Lynch congratulates the Alvirne High School choral group, The B Naturals, for their success. The group will travel to Washington, D.C., this Sunday to perform at the national Cherry Blossom Festival.
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Alvirne choral group singing their way to Washington D.C.

HUDSON – The choral group at Alvirne High School, better known as The B Naturals, serenaded the student body and Gov. John Lynch on Wednesday afternoon as part of a send-off concert before the group travels to Washington, D.C., to show off their talents.

The B Naturals were picked to represent New Hampshire and perform Sunday at the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival in the nation’s capital.

The group of students will sing at the All State competition in Concord from Thursday through Saturday, then board a plane to Washington, D.C., for the festival.

The B Naturals will perform alongside other top choral groups in the nation Sunday at the Sylvan Theater, and they will offer two more concerts Monday at Rosborough Theater and Wilson Hall in D.C.

Principal Bryan Lane applauded the group at the concert at Alvirne on Wednesday and said their singing always make his day better.

“The kids are the key,” Lane said. “They work hard. When you listen to them sing, it makes you feel good.”

Lynch also congratulated the students and, in a brief speech, he joked that he wanted to hire them for the Statehouse.

The group sang several songs, including Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” and a compilation effort that combined a number of Michael Jackson’s most popular hits, like “Thriller,” “Man in the Mirror,” “Smooth Criminal” and “Beat It.”

Choral director Elizabeth Beaton also recognized local sponsors and businesses who offered donations that were crucial to the group’s trip.

Through fundraising and donations, The B Naturals came up with $15,000 in order to perform in the nation’s capital.

Cameron Kittle can be reached at 594-6523 or ckittle@nashuatelegraph.com. Also, follow Kittle on Twitter (@Telegraph_CamK).