Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Chorus Brings Suzanne Vega To Tears!

Last week I received a beautiful message from Suzanne Vega, who let me know that she was deeply moved by the PS22 Chorus rendition of her song, "Language." She writes:

Just saw the video for "Language" - I love it!!
SO gorgeous! I had tears all over my face..... Thank you for this.


It was so kind of Suzanne to take the time to send her praises to the PS22 Chorus! Not only that, her official website is currently featuring the chorus prominently! (You can see a screencap below.) Just amazing!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

And The Winner Is....

Congratulations to the PS22 Chorus of 2009 for winning Schooltube's Best Video in the Elementary category!!! This is a superb accomplishment for the kids' extraordinary performance of "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay! April wears the medal proudly, as she should, for her beautiful soloing in the video! Well done, kiddos!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Silent E!

What gives a little hop a lot of hope? You know it.... "SILENT E!" Great to see that Electric Company finally posted the full-length video for this! The kids filmed this in June of 2008 with actor, James Iglehart, who was completely cool, and obviously very happy and impressed with the professionalism of his PS22 Chorus co-stars! Watch the video and you'll see why!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Another "Language"

A few days ago I posted the first rehearsal of one of our newest tunes. It's truly amazing the difference one practice makes! April, who sang the solo on the now-classic PS22 Chorus version of Coldplay's Viva La Vida, demonstrates a an entirely new dimension to her talent! The song is "Language" by Suzanne Vega, one of the all-time great singer/songwriters, and one that has always held a lot of meaning for me. The kids totally do it justice and that's to say the very least..... The PS22 Chorus of 2009 is a forced to be reckoned with!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Brand Spankin' New!

Yesterday's PS22 Chorus rehearsal was pretty incredible! The kids learned 2 new songs yesterday and Ms. Lisa filmed to demonstrate just how quickly this chorus is picking up new music at this point in the year. The first song is called, "Language," by Suzanne Vega, and the next is called "Folk Song," by The Sundays. If they sound this good on the first day of rehearsing these new tunes, one can only imagine how amazing these songs will be after a few more practices!

"Language" by Suzanne Vega

"Folk Song" by The Sundays

Saturday, March 07, 2009

The PS22 Chorus Reflects!

This is a beautiful song by The Velvet Underground with Nico called, "I'll Be Your Mirror," and was also covered by Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles. The chorus did a fantastic job on this at Friday's rehearsal. Check it out below!

NEW As-Of-Yet-Unaired PS22 Chorus ELECTRIC COMPANY Vid!