Monday, April 20, 2009

Viva la Vida Vitamin

PS22 Chorus VIVA LA VIDA by Coldplay acoustic guitar version

"The PS22 Chorus of 2009 has some fun with Coldplay's Grammy nominated song Viva La Vida, the amazing new hit single from the album of the same name . . . I love watching them sing this one, and it has kind of a different sound and feel on the guitar than the previously posted piano and acapella versions, so I thought it merited YouTubeage . . . :) April sings the solo and sounds better than ever on this one.The PS22 Chorus consists of about 60 fifth graders and have sung with Tori Amos, Crowded House, among many others. Visit our above website to find out more about these amazing New York City public school kids."


  1. Oh, this was amazing. I watched the entire thing...chills. Their faces...oh, to sing with such passion at such a young age. You could see every single one of them could FEEL this song! Beautiful!

  2. I once had an educator of young teens say to me, "Kids just don't sing anymore. They don't like to sing." My experience has been and is, delightfully, the exact opposite. I include music in EVERY course, with every age--I'm not kidding! I "fill" extra minutes of a class with my standard, "Music Mysteries"--kids LOVE this (check out ZYDECO music, as in Buckwheat Zydeco--happy, happy sounds). I frequently play background music reflecting what they're studying as they enter the room, etc. etc. :o) Such a thrill, such hope! xoxo to all


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