Saturday, June 16, 2012

One And Only



The best part of this profession is that after all these years going at this gig, I can still be thoroughly blown away like I was at yesterday's rehearsal! I'm still not even sure how this performance happened, but I'm thankful it did! Kevin is uncanny, Kiarah is sublime, Daniel-san is awesome (and hilarious!) on the drums, and the chorus is PERFECT in this rendition of "One and Only" by the one and only Adele! Kiarah brought this song to me the day before with a beautiful a cappella rendition she will be singing at her aunt and uncle's wedding, and inspired this arrangement, of which I am most proud! The kids are approaching the end of the school year, but are certainly making the most out of the time they have left...



UPDATE (6-19-12): Check out the awesome praise the kids received from our dear friend Perez Hilton!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This song is so cool....... i <3 this so much
Btw kiarah and kevin u guys sounded awesome
Chloe:)

Zen said...

I usually love every song that you guys sing but every once in a while (once or twice a year) there's that ONE song that surpasses them all. A song that reminds me how an elementary school chorus from Staten Island managed to earn international acclaim, universal love and admiration.
This is one of those songs.

Juliette said...

I agree with Zen on this one. I love the arrangement - I listened to the original afterwards, and it's much slower... I prefer this version, it has more power to it, and suits the kids better. Kevin and Kiarahs confidence and voices are AWESOME, and Daniel-san and the choir are as usual, the best.

Great job everyone, and thank you for making my day (again). :)

Cathy Nelson said...

I am always blown away by the maturity of your choruses...they are so gifted, talented, and skilled. The dedication they demonstrate for their craft keeps me coming back. Thanks for another fabulous arrangement.

Warm n Wonderful said...

So spectacular. That last note was incredible. Fantastic.

uncle Chad and Aunt Deb said...

To Mr. B and the P.S. 22 Chorus

We are overjoyed watching your performance of Adele's One and Only because it is in fact the song we have asked Kiarah to sing at our wedding this summer. We know she has been practicing for quite sometime and were thrilled to see that she brought it your way. We love your spin on it and always appreciate your energy and passion.

Mr. B- what you do is so special and it shows in every song. The world needs more teachers like you. Keep up the divine work and thank you for giving Kiarah a wonderful outlet.

Love Uncle Chad and Aunt De

It's me Vic said...

Yes PS22 you will be my "One and Only"! Great job, another summer is upon us and you will be missed! Thanks for an amazing year :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THAT MY BEST FRIEND (KIARAH) SHE HAS GROW UP SO FAST. HER AND KEVIN SOUND OUT OF THIS WORLD. I LOVE U KIKI AND I HOPE U KEEP DOING WHAT U DOING NOW ALL THE WAY UNTILL NEXT YEAR. THAT GOES FOR KEVIN AND THE REST OF THE P.S22 CHORUS. I LOVE U GUYS AND I DONT KNOW WHAT I COULD DO WITH OUT U GUYS.


P.S. KIARAH GOT ALL HER TATLENT FROM HER BEST FRIEND. LOL.WHICH IS ME.(ZYASIA FROM 5A-127) I LOVE U KIKI. U SOUND GREAT, AND U KNOW THAT I TELL IT STRIGHT U. SO WHEN I SAY IT U ALREADY KNOW ITS OFF THE CHAIN. LOVE ZYASIA 5A-127

Anonymous said...

I HEART THIS SONG!!!!" KIARAH AND KEVIN BOTH DDID AWESOME!! I WONDER IF THEY WERE DIPPED IN AWESOME SAUCE?? :D

Chantal 5a127

Anonymous said...

I luv this song!! So catchy!! <3

Liz M said...

Recently chose this as our first dance for our wedding! You guys are AMAZING... What are you all doing 12/1/12??? Want to surprise a big fan at her wedding in midtown??? Best of luck