Thursday, March 28, 2013


PS22 Chorus performs a tender but powerful rendition of "Crash" by the brilliant Canadian act, Esthero, whose album "Everything is Expensive" has been getting lots of play on my iPod. And Delaney is just utter perfection on the solo parts. Love this. (I should add the kids learned and recorded it in one rehearsal, making it all the more impressive!)

UPDATE: The kids got a sweet tweet from Esthero who was apparently brought to tears by the PS22 cover!  AND apparently our pal Perez Hilton loved it too!

Brielle Von Hugel & PS22 Chorus Perform For Michael's Cause!

Last week, our fellow Staten Islander, Brielle Von Hugel (American Idol semi-finalist), joined up with the PS22 Chorus to perform at a fundraiser last Friday for Michael's Cause, an organization dedicated to fighting Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy. We rehearsed with her prior to the event and filmed this video of "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts (to which I proudly add that the kids learned their parts during that rehearsal)! Brielle is all graciousness and an enormous talent and we know we'll be seeing and singing with her again soon!

Thanks to Mrs. Panzella for filling in for an absent Ms. Lisa on the filming! Check out some great pics from the event and the rehearsal below courtesy of Ms. Laurie and Ms. Lisa!


PS22 Chorus of 2013 Rocks National Anthem at MSG!

PS22 Chorus of 2013 performed an absolutely amazing rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" to open last Thursday's NY Rangers vs. FL Panthers game at Madison Square Garden! The Rangers didn't win that night, but PS22 definitely scored big!

Thanks to Ms. Lisa for filming the peformance! Check out some more great pics courtesy of Mrs. Panzella and MSG!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Yeah, as if this were an opportunity we could really pass up?! PS22 Chorus of 2013 has a blast singing its namesake with the help of Taylor Swift's new single, "22!" We may just have to make this our new school song...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rock-a-bye Baby Baby!

PS22 Chorus sends a musical baby gift to Sweet P, and a hearty congrats to our wonderful friend and supporter Papa Perez on his new addition!!

UPDATE: The kids got a wonderful thank you tweet and blog post from the gracious Perez for their efforts! Check them out below!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

PS22 Chorus Delves Into "OCEANS"

From the alternative Christian band Hillsong UNITED, here is "Oceans (Where Feet May Fall)" from their recent album Zion, performed in beautiful harmony by the always revelatory kids of PS22 Chorus!

Wonderful to see this tweet from Joel Houston, one of the lead singers from Hillsong, who was thrilled to see his "favorite group in the world" covering the song!  AND Hillsong UNITED posted the PS22 video on their Facebook page with kind words as well!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Kiarah is back to "Stay"

What a treat to be visited by PS22 Chorus of 2012 soloist Kiarah! And while we wish she could stay, we had her do the next best thing -- sing it! Check out Kiarah leading the PS22 Chorus of 2013 on a beautiful version of "Stay" by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko!

UPDATE:  Thanks to Ryan Seacrest for tweeting the performance, Perez Hilton for his super-kind post, and Mikky Ekko himself for posting the video on his blog with the comment, "FLOORED!"  So are we!!

Monday, March 04, 2013

PS22 Chorus ROCKS The Katie Couric Show!!

On Friday, the PS22 Chorus appeared as the grand finale of The Wonder Kids episode on The Katie Couric Show and totally nailed an acoustic rendition of "Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia! But don't take our word for it! Check out the amazing performance below!!

Thanks to Katie Couric for having us and for sending us these great pics!

Friday, March 01, 2013

Britt Nicole & PS22 Chorus Weave Sound Into Gold!

On Wednesday, the PS22 Chorus was visited by pop sensation, Britt Nicole, who shared with the chorus her amazing talent and inspired us all! Check out three songs from our afternoon together!!

Thanks to Britt for sharing her wonderfully positive music and energy with us, her guitarist Dustin, and to Tara and Hudson for arranging the visit! Thanks also go to Ms. Lisa for filming the videos and Scott Vollweiler for his incredible pics seen in this post. (More pics on our Facebook page".)