Monday, February 22, 2010

CELTIC CHILDREN!




Very excited to announce that the PS22 Chorus of 2010 will be performing with the international sensation CELTIC WOMAN this Saturday at Radio City Music Hall! The kids will be singing two songs with this incredibly talented group, and will "mark the first time Celtic Woman has shared their concert stage with a local choir in the US!" We're honored to be the ones to help break that proverbial ice!

You may recall the PS22 Chorus has indeed already shared a stage with Celtic Woman back in December at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony, but this time they'll be performing all together! Below is from the official press release:

Irish Music phenomenon, Celtic Woman, has launched their brand new “Songs From the Heart” concert tour in support of their recently released CD/DVD of the same name.

The 75 city journey will bring the group to Radio City Music Hall for two nights, February 26 and 27. To celebrate the Irish group’s triumphant return to New York City, Staten Island’s P.S. 22 Chorus will join Celtic Woman for two songs on Saturday, February 27th, marking the first time the group has shared their concert stage with a local choir in the U.S.

Under the direction of Gregg Breinberg, the Staten Island P.S. 22 Chorus became a YouTube viral sensation that New York Magazine called “the best-known elementary-school chorus on the planet.” The 5th graders are renowned for singing moving choral adaptations of classic and modern pop-songs. Despite the fact that PS22 is not a magnet school for the arts, the group has been prominently featured on national television and has been instrumental in inspiring at-risk students to succeed in all other areas of curriculum. The chorus has previously performed with Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Stevie Nicks.

Celtic Woman has been winning over audiences of all ages and captivating millions with inspiring songs that move seamlessly between Irish classics, contemporary covers and original compositions. In just five short years, the group has released 5 CDs and 5 DVDS totaling more than 4 million in sales and performed for more than a million people. Their newest CD and DVD Songs From the Heart, (Manhattan Records) continues to ride high having reached #9 on Billboard Top 200 and #1 Billboard World Music Chart. Musical director David Downes beautifully captures the pure essence of Celtic Woman showcasing the celestial sounds of vocalists Lisa Kelly, Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary and Alex Sharpe along with the dynamic inventiveness of Celtic Violinist Máiréad Nesbitt.

As a testament to the group’s ability to cross musical and cultural boundaries, the group recently performed at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington D.C and ABC’s Dancing With The Stars singing for millions of viewers while their PBS TV specials have dominated the broadcast airwaves.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow thats awsome i cant wait and as im practicing the songs i like them better and better as they sing and reading about them it seems that they deserve what they got and keep rocking on celtic woman=)!

-sandy

Suz said...

Kudos for an awesome honor! Can't wait to see the footage! I know you will sound amazing as always! Enjoy the moment!

Anonymous said...

WOW, great news about singing with Celtic Woman At Radio City...I hope the kids don't upstage the girls too much.

Will you be able to get video, for those of who will not me making the pilgramage to NYC?

Bruce

Zen said...

Now that's some big news! Congratulations for yet another gem in your collection. I know it'll be a phantastic collaboration. I only hope that there'll be some decent footage of the event for us to enjoy.

Zen said...

To top it off, the kids could be wearing celtic clothing but that might be a little bit too much to ask for...

Anonymous said...

So looking forward to hearing them. I am taking my mom to see Celtic Women at Radio City on Saturday (her Christmas present) and feel honored that PS22 will be performing that night!

Trish