Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cross Cultural Youth Festival

On Tuesday, the PS22 Chorus of 2010 will be performing with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland in a N.Y.C. D.O.E. sponsored event at the Armory Track & Field in Washington Heights. The chorus is going to perform the beautiful "Can You Hear Me " by Jim Papoulis with the CBOI, and do one of our own songs for an encore! You can find out more about the orchestra in the video below.

PS22 will be one of several groups performing with the extremely talented youth orchestra. You can see the fantastic line up of talent below, which includes the phenomenal ballrooming dancing project featured in the highly successful documentary, Mad Hot Ballroom! Also the Keltic Dreams Irish Dancers from PS59 in the Bronx who've made news recently for their amazing project will be showing their stuff! Check 'em out!

The performance will be webcast live and you can listen here starting at 10:00 AM going to 12:00 PM. The orchestra will also be performing at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center on October 29th. We wish them the best of luck, and of course are looking forward to making music with them at the Armory! Some more info for the CCYF below:

Armory Track & Field Center, Washington Heights, NY
Tuesday October 27th, 2009 @ 10am

“CCYF” – Cross-Cultural Youth Festival

The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland (CBOI) will headline a New York City Cross-Cultural Youth Festival (CCYF) on October 27th from 10am to 12noon. The CBOI will perform with seven other school groups from around the city, to an audience of more than 2,500 New York City school children. This event is a community outreach effort, a CBOI “giveback”.

The purpose of this event is to promote peace, tolerance and unity among today's youth, all the while increasing awareness and stressing the importance of Arts and Culture programs within the public school system and encouraging youth participation.

The participating groups will represent the many genres of the world of Music and the Performing Arts, to include, but not limited to:

v Dance Theatre of Harlem
v Dancing Classrooms
v Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts
v Harlem School of the Arts
v Keltic Dreams
v P.S. 22 Staten Island
v The Wendy Hilliard Foundation

The festival provides local, performing arts groups the opportunity to perform with a full symphony orchestra of their peers. It encourages and affords students considering the performing arts access to talented dance, choral and instrumental performances. Performers and the audience alike will experience traditional Irish music and dance, hip-hop dancers, a Latin dance troupe, rhythmic gymnasts and numerous choral performances.


Suz said...

What an AMAZING opportunity! I wish we could take our kids to things like this....HAVE FUN!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey are you? The chorus is lookin GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Mr. B said...

yay twinnies!! miss you two, and thanks!! :)

sarah said...

WOW! Your chorus group is outstanding!It's literally breath taking.Keep up the good work.