Thursday, February 24, 2011

Help Support the PS22 Chorus!

It has long been suggested that we add a link for donations, so I'm thrilled to announce the inclusion of a Donation Link to any and all who are interested in supporting the PS22 Chorus! Big thanks to The Fund for Public Schools and the N.Y.C. Dept. Of Education for making this possible.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"The First Elementary School Chorus to Sing on the Moon!"

Another great article from the widely read GoCollege blog! I actually really love this one -- our compliments and thanks to the writer!

NY Daily News!

There is a fantastic full page story on page 3 of today's NY Daily News, which you can see here online along with an accompanying exclusive video!

Friday, February 18, 2011


Here is the awesome PS22 Chorus article from Monday's LA Times! and here are some great pics of the kids that accompany the story!


Check out this fantastic video that aired on CNN's American Morning this morning!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

PS22 Chorus Press Conference

On Friday, PS22 Chorus performed and interviewed at a press conference held in the school's auditorium! Seven different news agencies were in attendance, so be on the lookout for the kids who will be featured in:

NY Daily News -- Monday 2/14
CNN American Morning -- Monday 2/14 6-9AM (ET)
WXTV Univision Noticias -- Monday 2/14 or Tuesday 2/15 6-7PM (ET)
The LA Times -- Monday 2/14 or Tuesday 2/15
MTV The Seven -- undetermined day this week 5:30PM (ET)
Time Magazine -- this week's upcoming edition
NBC Today Show -- Sunday 2/27 7-9AM (ET)

Check out three amazing deliveries from the kids' performance at the press conference!

"Firework" by Katy Perry

"True North" by Mr. B

"Round And Round" by Ariel Pink

"PS22 Chorus! You're About To Sing At The Oscars! What Are You Doing FIRST?"

Don't know about Anne Hathaway, but the PS22 Chorus kids just found out they're going to Disneyland!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

True North

Very proud to present "True North," a song that I wrote for the PS22 Chorus of 2011! The kids make it look and sound easy, but this is a very tricky tune with some wickedly difficult changes and harmonies. Very proud of them for doing this such incredible justice.

"True North," among other things, is a dedication to my grandmother, Bertha "Nana" Hall, who passed away last month. I'm very grateful that she was able to experience the journey of PS22 Chorus during the past 11 years, I know it brought her incredible pride and joy every time she got to see and hear the kids.

Big thanks to Marquis & Mr. Eberle for the accompaniment, and major props to Denise for the soulful soloing! And of course, huge thanks to Ms. Lisa for her always beautiful filming....

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Denise & Marquis!

After a slight disappointment of having our rehearsal on Friday interrupted upon being so close to finishing up our next original full chorus piece (which we'll be VERY excited to debut next week), I was very happy to get in some time after school to do some recording with two of PS22 Chorus's celebrated members, Marquis & Denise (both featured players on this upcoming debut)! First we present Denise warming up with a jaw-droppingly brilliant improv, while Marquis did the filming!

And here they are together on a very special version of "Impossible" by Shontelle. (You may recall that Denise auditioned with this song a cappella at the very beginning of the school year.) Marquis provides the beatboxing and of course doesn't miss a beat, while Denise, as we've all learned by now, only gets better with each performance!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Dido Calls PS22 Chorus a Great Alternative to Sunshine!

Coming from a major musical force such as Dido, this makes high praise even higher indeed! Thank you from all of us at 22!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

WQXR Radio Interview

Check out this downloadable interview that aired Friday on radio station WQXR featuring Calhoun High School's Show Choir & PS22 Chorus. Is it bad to admit on a Glee-themed interview that you've never seen the show??

PS22 Chorus is Cover Story of SI Parent Magazine

Fellow Staten Islanders will be seeing PS22 Chorus as the cover story in this month's SI Parent Magazine! For the rest of you, check it out online! (The story is on page 74.) And the great cover pic was taken by our very own Ms. Laurie (as well as our official pic used in the spread! The other shots were taken by Victor Breinberg (aka Mr. B Sr.)!


PS22 Chorus fans have spoken and the most anticipated PS22 Chorus Oscar moment was..... the kids singing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow!"

And make sure you vote in our new March Poll on the right sidebar! This month's poll allows you to vote for your favorite PS22 Chorus Hollywood moment! (Sorry for the delay in getting this live.)