Sunday, September 11, 2011

PS22 Chorus Alumni Star In Spike Lee 9/11 Commercial

Weeks ago the PS22 Chorus was contacted by Spike Lee to sing its classic rendition of "Empire State of Mind" for a 9/11 themed commercial he was slated to direct. Unfortunately we were unable to participate, but we're thrilled to find out that more than a few of our former chorus members were selected to be included in the project! So huge congrats to Avery ("Sing Yourself" soloist), Jared ("Eye of the Tiger" soloist), Kayla S. ("Fireflies" soloist), Alyssa O. ("Run This Town" rapper), Eddie ("Wintersong" soloist), Ethan ("Sniffy"),   Isaiah B., Leah L., Nicole M., and several other PS22 graduates!  Check out the commercial and some behind the scenes footage as well below, where our former students are featured prominently!

And here is the original PS22 Chorus cover from 2010 that was, according to Spike Lee, a very big part of the inspiration behind his commercial.

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