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Post-Inaugural Inspiration: The P.S. 22 Chorus Sings 'One Dream'

A non-traditional Inaugural set from America's favorite chorus provides some lasting inspiration.

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Need a little something to keep the inspiration from Inauguration Day going? Look no further than our favorite children's choir, Staten Island's P.S. 22 Chorus. The world famous chorus' 65 fifth graders and their phenomenal director, Gregg Breinberg, headed to Washington D.C. to perform at the Inaugural Ceremonies, and, as usual, they sang their hearts out.

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A Reminder That There's Still Good Out There: P.S. 22 Sings 'Joy to the World'

P.S. 22's rendition of "Joy to the World" is a true harbinger of hope.

How do we move forward from a senseless tragedy like the school shooting in Connecticut? For one, we can take action to change the circumstances that contributed to the violence. But it also helps to have reminders that there's still good, beauty, and love in the world. One such reminder comes from the world-famous P.S. 22 Chorus.

On Friday afternoon, director Gregg Breinberg posted a short clip of the chorus' rendition of the traditional carol, "Joy to the World." It's not the kind of professional-looking video that Breinberg usually posts, but on the chorus' Facebook page, he explained his decision to share this version:

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Over the years we've enjoyed seeing students from the world-famous P.S. 22 Chorus steal the show at the 2011 Academy Awards, belt out incredible covers—they give Gotye's hit "Somebody That I Used to Know" new life—and they're even branching out into original songs. But P.S. 22 also calls Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Staten Island home, so they're teaming up with American Idol winner Phillip Phillips for an online benefit concert that they hope will make a difference in their own backyard.

On November 15th at 3 p.m. EST Phillips and the chorus will perform a 20-minute virtual concert through a livestream on StageIt.com. Anyone in the world can purchase a digital ticket—the suggested donation is $50 but folks are also welcome to pay what they can. All the money raised will go to The Red Cross and to the Siller Foundation.

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