Thursday, January 01, 2015

People are LOVING "People Loving People!"

Within just a couple of hours of posting the new PS22 Chorus cover of "People Loving People" by Garth Brooks, the video and its inspiring message have gotten an incredible response -- and that includes from Garth Brooks himself!  The performance has gotten over a quarter of a million views within 24 hours of its being posted!  Check it out for yourself below! And also check out the great reviews the video has gotten from USA Today and People!

Another Amazing Year for PS22!!

2014 was another amazing year for PS22! In the course of 365 days, the kids sang with Fifth Harmony, A Great Big World, Christina Perri, Jason Mraz, and a host of others! They also gave some amazing TV appearances on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda and The View! Speaking of which, here is an awesome unseen highlight of 2014! When the PS22 Chorus was in the green room getting set for their appearance on The View back in January, we found out Sara Bareilles was also guesting that morning -- so putting the pedal to the metal, the kids cranked out this little performance of "Brave" to sing to Sara! Check out her sweet reaction as well as Whoopi Goldberg's adorable brush with our little famous people!

PS22 Chorus Celebrates The 2014 Holiday Season!

The holiday season is always best celebrated at PS22 and this year's was no exception! The kids visited Sunrise Assisted Living to sing for our senior friends, and put on an amazing winter concert with some added help of PS22 veterans, Clive & Allie!  They even performed a few Christmas selections on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda! Check out some video and photo highlights of a wonderful ending to 2014!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Five Nights At Freddy's

The kids literally hounded and haunted me until I agreed to do this little ode to their favorite video game.... They made quite a jolly romp of it too!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Comfortably Numb

The kids add a whole new dimension to my love for this Pink Floyd classic! A chilling performance in every which way, not the least of which is a fantastic display of talent from our new fourth grade drummer, Emmanuel!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Welcome To New York!

PS22 Chorus sings Taylor Swift's homage to the hometown, and does a rather spectacular job of it too!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Celebrate Halloween with the "SCARECROW!"

Ms. Lisa requested this song a couple of weeks ago, and we decided it was the perfect choice for the PS22 Chorus of 2015 to sing on Halloween!! It's a PHENOMENAL performance of "Scarecrow" by Alex & Sierra! The new chorus members completely outdid themselves on this one, and were happy to welcome the incredible 4th grader Dapo (brother of "Boom Clap" soloist Aesha) in on the fun to help out with those really low notes on the solo parts!! Have I mentioned how much I'm loving this new 2015 crew???

UPDATE: Alex & Sierra posted the video on their Facebook page and want to "hug all of you little munchkins!"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ariel Pink!

On October 14th, the PS22 Chorus of 2015 was treated to a visit from the king of indie music, Ariel Pink! (You may remember the PS22 Chorus of 2011 covered Ariel's amazing song, "Round and Round" to astounding effect! Ariel was amazing with the kids -- funny and demonstratively appreciative of the hard work they did tackling his music! The chorus teamed up with him on two of his new songs, "Picture Me Gone" and "Jell-o!" Check out both performances (which include some entertaining excerpts from the Q & A) below!

More great pics below, and even more can be found on our Facebook page!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

PS22 Chorus of 2015 is GLORIOUS!!

PS22 Chorus of 2015 shows a soulful side with this performance of the new song, "Glorious," by David Archuleta! It's hard to believe sophisticated harmonies like these are coming out of this new group so early on in the school year! On his Twitter page, David Archuleta himself admitted he got the chills from this performance!

Cool Kids!

PS22 Chorus of 2015 tackles the breakout hit from one of our favorite new bands, Echosmith! Soloist Sierra gives a sensitive and thoroughly gorgeous performance on the leads, and the group proves the point with this performance that they don't have to wish.... they're the coolest!

The Swon Brothers visit PS22 Chorus!

On October 1, The Swon Brothers, who tore it up on NBC's The Voice and are now breaking into the country music scene big time, came to visit the PS22 Chorus of 2015! The guys were incredibly cool, answering questions from the kids and inviting them to join them for a special version of their song, "Pretty Beautiful" that lived up to its namesake! Our two groups also joined forces for one more special performance still to come!

We leave you with some more great pics from our afternoon with The Swons! For even more, visit our Facebook page!

Boom Clap! PS22 Chorus of 2015 Officially Arrives!!

PS22 Chorus of 2015 marks its official arrival in a big way with its first video of the year, and the new crew doesn't disappoint!! The kids bring their A-game to Charli XCX's energetic pop smash, "Boom Clap," with some beautifully executed harmonies, a dreamy unison, a sincere passionate performance, AND featuring a gorgeous solo from new member Aesha! If this is the caliber of performance we can expect from these kids on a regular basis, it's safe to say it's going to be quite a year!!