Sunday, June 28, 2009

Forever Young



Yes it's true, school ended on Friday, and the PS22 Chorus of 2009 is indeed moving on. But there are still quite a bit more to be revealed from these kids (including an upcoming MTV News spot!). But for now, here are two versions of "Forever Young" by Alphaville. Congratulations to Bahira and April for their beautiful duet, and the chorus for another amazing rendition(s)!


Piano version
(already honored by YouTube as the #79 Top Rated Music Video)


A capella version

15 comments:

Joshua said...

Awesome!!!
Since I watched Viva la vida the first time a few weeks ago, every evening after a hard work day I listen to some of your videos and feel great and calm again.
If more teachers giving kids a chance to express themself in such a beautiful way and the world definitely would be a better place.
Greetings from Germany.
Joshua

Chrissy said...

That song w/out a doubt fits your kids... The two girls did a fantastic job... April sure can hold a note!... BTW u will have to explain how u pick certain kids to sing the lead or duet...

Alberto said...

I love this song.
And I really love the chorus version.
Bahira is incredible and makes an excellent job.
Greets from Spain!!!

Anonymous said...

hey mr.b wat a great vid that came out awsome n amazing i also lik the pic w/ ur granny n w/ me n bahira 2 !!!!!

april

Suz said...

;) ;)

Jenny said...

I love this! These kids are so amazing, every time i hear them. I especially love the A Capella version. It really shows off their voices! Please continue doing what you are doing!

Brown Sugar Babies said...

Always a good way to start the morning.

Angie Cheney said...

Another amazing performance! What a great song for your kids. I love it. I hope the kids know how much we appreciate each of them making up the whole of your chorus!

Mr. B said...

thanks angie, i hope so too! :)

Kristine said...

This is one of my most favorite songs ever and I simply ADORE this cover of it. You all are simply amazing and an awesome example of all the good arts and music education does to our public schools! I am your fan forever!

Mr. B said...

we like forever fans! thanks kristine.... :)

Jenn said...

The children's voices never fail to move and inspire me. Their lovely performances are always a reminder that music is a unifying force for good in this world. From one teacher to another, thank you for teaching your students (and all who hear them) that art is a vehicle for goodness and brings light to an often-dark world. You are a gift.

Mr. B said...

wow, thanks jenn! i really appreciate your kindness. :)

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite 80's songs and the cover you kids pulled off is simply amazing. It gave me cold chills. Elementary school would have been so much cooler if we would have had an opportunity to do things like this. Much love and respect from Kentucky. Keep up the good work guys.

RenunciationOfProductivity said...

Hi,

Your cover of 'Forever Young' is absolutely amazing. (Personally, it is my favourite cover on Youtube) We were hoping to use this song for our school's choir competition and it would be great if you could tell us where you got the arrangement from. Thank you.