It indeed happened "one day", yesterday in fact, that we got a visit from friend of the PS22 Chorus, Martin Stepanek. Martin is a journalist from Austria who wrote a story about the chorus after we sang with Tori Amos in May of 2007. He also did an amazing interview with Tori Amos, in which he discussed in good detail with Tori her feelings about her PS22 Chorus experience.
Today, Martin came to get a first-hand listen to the kids he helped promote all over Europe and the U.S. with his fantastic coverage of the chorus. We sang several of the songs in our repertoire together for our special guest, who was "at a loss for words" at hearing the chorus firsthand. He even took the time to interview some of the kids in the chorus for perhaps a future article about our local international celebrities!
Here are the kids singing an amazing rendition of "One Day" by Bjork. At the and of the video is a little piece of a song we learned at our last practice in honor of Martin's visit. Martin also is a huge Tori Amos fan so the last little piece of the video is a song called "1000 Oceans" by Tori herself. It was pretty astounding, to both Martin and myself, how the kids remembered it so well on their first and only attempt after just 1 practice.