Sunday, September 11, 2011

PS22 Chorus Alumni Star In Spike Lee 9/11 Commercial

Weeks ago the PS22 Chorus was contacted by Spike Lee to sing its classic rendition of "Empire State of Mind" for a 9/11 themed commercial he was slated to direct. Unfortunately we were unable to participate, but we're thrilled to find out that more than a few of our former chorus members were selected to be included in the project! So huge congrats to Avery ("Sing Yourself" soloist), Jared ("Eye of the Tiger" soloist), Kayla S. ("Fireflies" soloist), Alyssa O. ("Run This Town" rapper), Eddie ("Wintersong" soloist), Ethan ("Sniffy"),   Isaiah B., Leah L., Nicole M., and several other PS22 graduates!  Check out the commercial and some behind the scenes footage as well below, where our former students are featured prominently!

And here is the original PS22 Chorus cover from 2010 that was, according to Spike Lee, a very big part of the inspiration behind his commercial.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for continuing to support your kids even though they have moved on. You are very important to them. You should be proud knowing what you have taught them is still with them.

Anonymous said...

wow! all i can say is WOW! you guys did so amazing! this made me teary eyed. i think it was just AMAZING! you have so much love for these kids. you are the reason why these kids stay in school!!! so much warmth in their voices!! thank you for insprireing them to sing with emotions and not act out with them! love love love it!