Sep 24, 2009

Thursday Music

I'm sure most of you have heard of the PS22 Chorus, the school children who sing various pop songs orchestrated by their teacher. Earning media acclaim by fans and even the original artists themselves they've become a massive hit. Their work does touch the romantic in me as I see them showcase their talent. I'm happy to see this teacher bringing arts into the classroom and telling his story to all who will listen.

Call me a pansy liberal all you want (I'd still kick your ass and bang your girlfriend without spilling a drop of my pint of beer), but I think education in the humanities is critical to a child's development and these kids from Manhattan prove that.

So today I bring you a song brought to you by children who enjoy 80s pop:

"They were so good! Their arrangements -- their sound -- it was so good.... It was...... disarming. It means so much that they took it and made it their own." -Tori Amos

7 comments:

Miss A said...

I love Crowded House and I love these kids...I put it on my blog :-)

wigsf said...

I love that song. But I've never heard a good cover. Not even gonna try this. Just gonna put on some Neil Finn and remember the good stuff.

Miss Ash said...

I've never heard of them but that just gave me goosebumps!

Kelli said...

Wow, I'm impressed. They didn't brutalize one of my favorite songs. I love Crowded House. Hopefully, this teacher and "his" kids will inspire others to follow suit. I agree the humanities are a dying art (pun intended). That's just another thing that home schooling has over public school. The arts are included in almost all of our assignments.

Great find. Thanks for sharing.

WV: reimis-- I'd be "reimis" if I didn't find these children charming and talented.

JLee said...

I got goosebumps too! Love it.

Claire said...

Brilliant! Those kids are awesome!

Cxx

Princess Kitten B said...

Beautiful.