It's been quite a run the PS22 Chorus has been on as the school year is fast coming to a close. The kids took a trip down to Washington D.C. at the invitation of our friend, Congressman Michael McMahon. (You may recall that the chorus sang at his and his wife's inauguration this past December. Click here if you missed it.) The kids sang outside the Capitol Building to an audience that included (in addition to the McMahon, the other members of the U.S. Congress and Speaker Of The House, Nancy Pelosi. The house speaker was indeed duly charmed and impressed by everything she saw in and heard from the PS22 Chorus. We are honored to have turned her into an instant fan, as evidenced by the video below that documents our performance at the Capitol. The vid was featured on CNN yesterday on the Anderson Cooper 360 show!!
Apparently host Anderson Cooper has become a pretty big fan of the chorus himself, inviting the kids to sing on his show! (We'll have to see if we can work that out before the kids leave P.S.22.) Watch the video below to see him talk about the chorus on his show just the day before the above footage aired.
It was a fun performance, despite the fact that I broke a string on the guitar right before our first song! So several songs became spontaneous a capella renditions, including what actually turned out to be a rather excellent version of "Eye Of The Tiger." You can watch that video below, which was posted to Congressman McMahon's YouTube channel.
So big thanks, to Congressman Michael McMahon for taking the time to arrange this awesome event for both the kids and all who got to see them! Speaking on behalf of the kids, it was truly an incredible day that we will never forget. Enjoy some more pics from the event below.
And finally, here is the screencap of the PS22 Chorus posting from Anderson Cooper's blog.