Thursday, May 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe...

This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest American icons of all time, the stunningly beautiful and remarkably talented Marilyn Monroe. In her honor, the chorus decided to cover her tribute song by another brilliant talent, Nicki Minaj -- the appropriately titled "Marilyn Monroe". To make this dedication extra special, we invited last year's unforgettable star soloist Denise (who happened to be paying us a visit that afternoon) to help us out on the hook. The chorus gives a haunting performance and Denise shows us that she's only improved with time. We hope this rendition has Marilyn looking down and smiling.... Happy birthday Marilyn Monroe.

UPDATE: Nicki Minaj tweeted and posted the performance on her official website!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

PS22 Chorus of 2012 Is Going Out With A CHIDDY BANG!!

On Thursday, the PS22 Chorus of 2012 was visited by alternative hip hop artists, Chiddy Bang! The talented duo got together with the kids on a couple of tunes off of their recent album Breakfast, including "Mind Your Manners" and "Talking To Myself" (featuring two awesome duets on the latter -- Kevin & Kahlil and Faith & Yasir)! Check 'em out below!

Big thanks to 'Chiddy' Anamege & Noah Beresin for taking the time to stop by, and to Darren Baber (who brought us Kylie Minogue last year) & Bryan Kehn for arranging the visit! Also thanks to Ms. Lisa for her fantastic videos and Mrs. Cohen for the great pics that accompany the post! More below....

Friday, May 25, 2012

The PS22 Chorus Walk The Moon!

On Tuesday, the PS22 Chorus was fortunate enough to be part of one of our most epic musical collaborations with the incredible band Walk The Moon! Aside from being an extremely musically prolific afternoon, it was a thoroughly inspiring one as well! The kids and the band were completely in awe of each other, and had a cosmic blast getting together on three of the band's songs ("Anna Sun," "I Can Lift A Car," and "Tightrope"), and even some impromptu performances! Check 'em out below and stay tuned for even more coming soon!

MTV Buzzworthy & The Huffington Post have both acknowledged the amazing collaboration since the videos have been posted! (Click on the links to see the incredible praises bestowed!)  It's great to see the kids and the band getting so much well-deserved acknowledgement!  So big thanks to Jamie Abzug for arranging this unforgettable visit, and, needless to say, to the band themselves for being so gracious, warm, and wonderfully down to earth! (Don't let their name fool you!) Also thanks to Ms. Lisa for capturing all the great moments on video (again, more to come!), and to Ms. Laurie for the great pics! More below...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

PS22 Chorus Awarded SEAK Foundation's Ambassador of Hope Award!

Yesterday, the PS22 Chorus was honored with the Ambassadors of Hope Award at SEAK Foundation's Sports Bra Challenge, held in Union Square Park in Manhattan! After performing several songs for two spin classes (that featured Biggest Loser Season 11 winner & finalist sisters, Olivia Ward & Hannah Curlee), the chorus was presented with the award and delivered the event's rousing finale! Performances featured here include: "We Are Young" by Fun (ft. Janelle Monae) "We Found Love" by Rihanna "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga

Thanks to City of Hope and the SEAK Foundation for this fantastic acknowledgement, to Ms. Lisa for her amazing video, and Mrs. Panzella for the great photos!