Thursday, December 24, 2009

PS22 Chorus Caroling at Nana's!

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, 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!


Kalei's Best Friend said...

OMG your kids have such big hearts... what a loving group u have... your kids did wonders for those seniors... this truly touched my heart.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh they look so cute and the kids

Suz said...

I love everything about this! Much needed after today~~

Anonymous said...

It is exact

Lindsay said...

Man, this made my whole week. Talent is one thing, but pureness of heart is more admirable still. What a fantastic group.

Happy Holidays, PS22 Chorus. You can't imagine how many people have had their holiday season brightened by your music. Thank you for sharing your gift. :)

And Mr. B... this group would sound great singing a version of "The Rainbow Connection." :) Just saying!

Anonymous said...

The pictures and the video are lovely, what a wonderful time you all must have had!

Jasmin's mom

Anonymous said...

Hello, I think you guys are amazing. I have a special request. I would love to hear Starling from MUSE from PS22 Chorus. I'm sure they would do a great job.

With lot's of love.

Sophie form Quebec, Canada

Anonymous said...

Oups Starlight from MUSE ;)