Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sing sing sing

Happy Hump Day, everyone! Hope you are surviving your work week. I am. Barely. But I wanted to share something with you today that I discovered oh, about a week ago. 

I am sure many of you are aware of the amazing PS22 elementary school chorus in Staten Island, but if you are not, check out the videos below. They will make you smile from ear to ear and, quite possibly, even make you cry. They are just that good. These kids are simply incredible and they are proof positive of why it is so important to keep music and the arts in schools. 

When I first heard them sing, I immediately became nostalgic for my own choir days in high school and college. Thing is, none of my choir teachers were as cool as Gregg Breinberg (aka, Mr. B). And none of my choirs put our performances on YouTube, sang at red carpet events or were interviewed by national news channels. And we sure as heck didn't count Perez Hilton as our biggest fan! But like I said, these kids are incredible and deserve all the attention and accolades they have received as of late. 

So if you haven't already, click on the videos I compiled below. You won't regret it!


Don't Stop Believin'

Just Dance- yes, the song by Lady Gaga!

Don't you feel inspired after hearing those kids sing their little hearts out? I most certainly do. Those 3 videos are my favorite songs by the PS22 Chorus but you can hear more and read more on their blog (see, I told you they were cooler than any choir I've ever been in).


Salut! chou chou said...

I will definitely have to check this out when I get home. I don't have speakers at my office computer!!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Can't watch or listen to the video's because I'm at work but I COMPLETELY agree with you that it's super important to keep arts and music in the schools, it teaches kids so much!!

On an unrelated note, I will scope out some hotels for you while I'm in Victoria! When in September are you going?? I'm going to stay with my friend again in September sometime I think so if we are there around the same time we should meet up!!!!

Shoshanah said...

I was in chorus in elementary school, but I'm pretty sure we weren't as good as them. I haven't heard anything of these kids before, but thanks for letting me know! I'm thinking their Don't Stop Believing is my favorite, but they're all pretty good.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Aww I'm so glad you posted this! They are AMAZING!! Don't stop believing is my fav...sometimes I listen to them during the day while I'm working haha! XOXO