Northampton Arts Council Relocates PS22 Chorus Show

From the blog of the Northampton Arts Council

Due to maintenance work that needs to be done on the fire escapes at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton this Sundays show has been moved to the John M. Greene Hall on the Smith College campus.

February 17 - 2 PM, John M. Greene Hall

$10 Adults Advance/$12 Adult Door; $5 Kids Advance/$7 Kids Door

Tickets at State Street Fruit Store, Cooper's Corner, and Food for Thought Books

Get online tickets by clicking here

Y@H performs an intergenerational mash-up with the coolest group of 5th graders on this planet, the PS22 Chorus. Added to the mix is the fabulous SciTech Band from Springfield. The internationally acclaimed PS22 Chorus of Staten Island, consisting of 65 fifth graders directed by the brilliant Gregg Breinberg, has become one of the most renowned children's choirs worldwide, with their YouTube videos garnering over 50,000,000 views.  The group features ordinary children achieving extraordinary accomplishments -- musically and otherwise, interpreting contemporary music in unique ways. The PS22 Chorus has performed at the Academy Awards, on Piers Morgan and with a host of celebrated artists, ranging from Katy Perry and Passion Pit to Carrie Underwood and Queen Latifah.  Add into the mix the SciTech Band, the Pride of Springfield, under the direction of Gary Bernice.  The Band won the New England Public Radio Arts and Humanities Award last year with Young@Heart, and the two groups have decided they have to meet on stage.

Sponsored by Smith College & Webs America’s Yarn Store.

Series Sponsors: Gravity Switch, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Lathrop Communities, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, The River/WHMP, Clarion Hotel, Smith College, WGBY, Massachusetts Cultural Council and the City of Northampton

Photo Courtesy of Leader Nancy Pelosi via Flickr. Used under creative commons licensed.