On Tuesday, The PS22 Chorus of 2010 brought a big ray of sunshine along to the seniors at Sunrise Assisted Living in Staten Island! One of those seniors was my Nana, so it was incredibly touching to see how much of an impact the kids had on her and her friends. It was a beautiful morning with lots of singing, smiling, and hugs! The new group has never made me more proud, and watching the kids with the seniors was one of the the most completely heart-warming things I'd ever seen. Check out the video below!
The Staten Island Advance was on hand to help capture the event, and they included a nice pic and caption in Wednesday's edition. The pic was also posted on SILive.com, and you can see it in better quality there.
The kids sang every song we could possibly think of inside and out of our repertoire! The kids smiling and animated faces lit up those of the seniors in the audience, and it was a joy to behold. The kids were even treated to a beautiful performance of "Ave Maria" by Shauna, one of the directors at Sunrise, and got a spontaneous hug from Bruce! Another unforgettable moment!
But the undisputed highlight of this performance was mingling with the residents of Sunrise after the singing. Chorus member Victor was even nice enough to bring and pass around cookies and chocolate that he brought for the occasion. Some of the seniors said it was the best day of their lives! What a wonderful gift the PS22 Chorus gave to their elders this holiday season. See more evidence below! Thanks to Ms. Lisa for the video of the kids singing and Mrs. Johnson for the pics!