Staten Island’s P.S.22 Chorus Preps Hard for Oscars


Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} The 5th-grade choir from Graniteville, Staten Island’s P.S.22 was already YouTube-famous—their videos, of the P.S.22 Chorus covering songs by the likes of Passion Pit and Eminem have racked up an estimated 27 million views at this writing—when Anne Hathaway showed up at their winter concert in December to invite them to perform February 27 at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles

Now has a report from the rehearsal room at P.S.22, where, with less than a month to go, the pressure’s rising for chorus leader Gregg Breinberg and excitement’s cranked pretty high for the 60-odd kids set to perform for a TV audience of millions. (It was announced earlier this week that the chorus will be performing the 1939 Oscar winner for Best Song, Over the Rainbow.)

Watch the story below, then treat yourself to the P.S.22 Chorus’ new video covering MGMT’s ‘Kids.’ 


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