October Song Tribute by the PS22 Chorus.
“After Amy Winehouse passed away, I knew immediately that this was a song the PS22 Chorus was going to cover, though admittedly wasn’t quite sure how we were going to pull this off.
I taught the chorus of the song to Alicea at our very first rehearsal in September, as we embarked upon our first performance of the year, “Titanium.” When she was instantly able to pick up the tricky melody, I knew this was going to be something special… she and the chorus did not let me down!
This is, hands down, my personal favorite cover the PS22 Chorus of 2013 has done to date, and our tribute to truly one of the most talented vocalists of our generation. With that in mind, it seemed fitting to change the lyric from “Ava was the morning” to “Amy was the morning” for our rendition.”
Rest in peace, Amy Winehouse.
The Webby Award-winning PS22 Chorus was formed in the year 2000. We are an ever-changing group of 5th graders from a public elementary school in Staten Island, New York. PS22 is NOT a school for the arts and the chorus is not a magnet program.
PS22 Chorus just features ordinary children achieving extraordinary accomplishments — musically and otherwise. PS22 Chorus has been featured on Oprah (twice!), Nightline, Good Morning America, MTV, Sesame Street, and, perhaps most notably, at the 2011 Academy Awards, closing the show with a stunning rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow!”
[Excerpt from YouTube – PS22 Chorus]