Saturday, November 22, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
To highlight only some of this weekend's unprecedented accomplishments:
* Perez Hilton posts our new video of 1000 Oceans to an overwhelmingly numerous and uniformly positive response!!
* The PS22 Chorus video was the most e-mailed posting off of Perez's site this entire weekend!!
* The PS22 Chorus YouTube Channel becomes the #1 most viewed Musicians channel, again, for the entire weekend!!
* Within 3 days of its initial posting, the PS22 Chorus video of 1000 Oceans earns 135,000 views and becomes the #1 PS22 Chorus video of all-time!!
* 1000 Oceans becomes one of the 10 Top-Favorited Music Videos on YouTube on Sunday!
* With the latest surge, PS22 Chorus videos now have received over 1,750,000 hits world-wide, and counting!!!
* The PS22 Chorus version of 1000 Oceans has received more views in the last 3 days than even Tori's original video of the song on YouTube!
It's been an amazing ride so far, and it's only November! The sky is the limit with this new group!!!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Here are 4 newly uploaded tunes from our Farewell Concert of 2005. This was a classic PS22 performance and the kids were unbelievable straight through until their last note.
Here is unforgettable PS22 soloist, Ben, singing a brilliant version of "Not Guilty" by John P. Kee and The New Life Community Choir, and sings it to utter perfection.
And here is a great version of The Staple Singers classic hit, "I'll Take You There" mixed with "Emotion" by The BeeGees (and later by Destiny's Child). Beatrice lights up the stage and sings the solo so beautifully.
Along with yesterday's overwhelming response to 1000 Oceans, I've been getting many requests for background information on the PS22 Chorus. Well recently, Miss Lisa brought to my attention that I neglected to post a fantastic article about the chorus that appeared in the July issue of The Brooklyn Rail. So I figure now is the perfect time to post it. The story was written by friend of the chorus, Sophie Gilbert, who spent an amazing day with us in June. It is a thorough article for those who are looking for insight on the PS22 Chorus phenomenon. You can click on the screen-cap below, or read it on The Brooklyn Rail's website. There are also many more news items about the chorus linked on the sidebar.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Well brace yourself for this one.... Allie is nothing short of astounding on the solo, and her growing talent is proving to be a force to be reckoned with! And the PS22 Chorus of 2009, as a whole, never sounded better, and that's no joke. Someone should tell these kids it's only November, and that there's no excuse for performing so brilliantly this early in the year!!! :)
And here's a fun glimpse at an after-school rehearsal with some of the "chorus coaches", and they too sound fantastic in an a capella rendition of the same song. Melina does the solo here, and she too is proving to be a rising star of the all-new PS22 Chorus of 2009.
The PS22 Chorus version of 1000 Oceans is now being featured on Perez Hilton's blog!! This is the third time Perez has posted about the chorus, and every time he does he brings the the kids thousands of new fans. We are also currently the most e-mailed posting on his site!!! INCREDIBLE!! Thanks to Perez for helping to share the amazing kids of the PS22 Chorus with the world!! Below is a screen cap from the Perez posting.
The PS22 Chorus rendition of 1000 Oceans as of 12:30 PM, Sunday afternoon, has over 100,000 views and counting! (Thus the renamed post-title!)
And really exciting news -- the chorus's YouTube channel is the #1 Most Viewed Music Channel today!!!! In addition, 1000 Oceans has been earning major YouTube honors as well. With over 100,000 views, it has already become the third most watched PS22 Chorus video only one day after its initial posting! Click on the screen-caps below to see the most up-to-date info.....