The PS22 Chorus has had an awe-inspiring year! So to bring it to a close, we're now proud to present.....
THE 10 MOST MEMORABLE PS22 CHORUS MOMENTS OF 2008!
(in no particular order....)
(in no particular order....)
1) The PS22 Chorus achieves well over 1,000,000 viewings of its videos in 2008, bringing the total number of PS22 Chorus video viewings up to over 2,150,000 as of December 31st!
2) The PS22 Chorus puts out 3 viral videos featured on Perez Hilton's blog (see them all below!)
3) The PS22 Chorus opens for and plays with Crowded House at The Fillmore Irving Plaza in NYC!!
4) The PS22 Chorus performs at the famous Revlon Runwalk in Central Park to help raise money and awareness for women's cancers.
5) The PS22 Chorus kids attend two separate video shoots for the upcoming 2009 PBS revived version of the classic series, ELECTRIC COMPANY (premiering in January of '09 nationwide! The PS22 Chorus will be seen in the very first episode in a video about "Silent E"!)
6) The PS22 Chorus sings at the world famous Lincoln Center
7) The PS22 Chorus appears prominently in the NEW YORK TIMES
8) The PS22 Chorus is invited to perform at Congressman Michael McMahon and wife Judge Judy's inauguration
9) THe PS22 Chorus sing at a private party for the internationally acclaimed photographer/filmmaker Bruce Weber and other very special guests
10) The PS22 Chorus receives messages of praise and thanks from 4 of the musicians whose songs we've covered -- Neil Finn of Crowded House, Karen Peris of The Innocence Mission, Corin Dingley of Alpha, and former student Andrew Canlon!
These are accomplishments of a lifetime, and yet this was only a mere 12 months in the life of the chorus! Congrats on a stellar year! One can only imagine what 2009 will bring!!
At this time, the chorus and I really want to give a special thank you to Ms. Lisa for being with us every step of the way, giving up her lunch periods on chorus days, just to be on hand to help out during rehearsals and performances. She's responsible for almost all of the video footage for the last few years, and many of the best pics on the blog! But most importantly, she just loves the kids and is happy to be around and take pride in their accomplishments. The chorus is lucky to have a friend like you, Lisa, and we adore you to pieces!!!
Below, enjoy some of our most unforgettable videos from 2008. To get more info on each performance, click on the titles above the video to visit the original postings."
"We're Brothers Forever" remix! (by Renaldo Lapuz, video & remix by Barry Leitch)
"Flying Dutchman" by Tori Amos (featured on Perez Hilton's blog)
PS22 Chorus with Crowded House at The Irving Filmore Plaza in NYC!
"There" by the Innocence Mission (featured on the group's blog!)
The PS22 Chorus filming Electric Company PBS TV SHOW in June!
PS22 Chorus called back for SECOND Electric Company PBS shoot in August!
The PS22 Chorus sings "Valor" by former student Andrew Canlon at Lincoln Center
"1000 Oceans" by Tori Amos, also featured on Perez Hilton's blog!
"White Christmas", ALSO featured on Perez's blog!!
The PS22 Chorus sings for my Nana!
The PS22 Chorus sings at Congressman & Judge McMahon's inauguration!
The PS22 Chorus sings at Bruce Weber dinner!