Music from Staten Island

Children’s choirs may be the most fuzzy-feeling-inducing sound in this cold prickly world. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to discover the kids of PS22 choir in Staten Island.  These kids are singing Coldplay, Tori Amos, and Bjork! They seem so genuinely inspired by singing in the videos. Bravo to their teacher, Mr. B, for turning music into more than just a practice in scales. You can recognize their amazing backup vocals for Passion Pit’s “Reeling”. I sang choir for four years and never got to sing anything cooler than Handel. I got chills when I first heard “Eye of the Tiger” on Pop Candy.
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One response to “Music from Staten Island

  1. More PS22 on Passion Pit’s “Little Secrets”. Probably my favorite yet. http://hypem.com/track/809772/Passion+Pit+-+Little+Secrets

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