Feb 25, 2011

Doesn't Get More Positive Than This

Staten Island chorus boards LA-bound flight ahead of Oscars

Last Updated: 11:54 AM, February 25, 2011
Posted: 11:53 AM, February 25, 2011

Members of the Staten Island fifth-grade chorus that will perform at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony boarded a Los Angeles-bound today from Kennedy Airport.
The kids at PS 22 originally got the stunning news this past December from actress and award-show co-host Anne Hathaway, who made a surprise appearance at the Graniteville school's annual winter concert to tell them they were invited to the gala event.

At the time, the frenzied celebration that ensued -- with more than 60 kids pogo-jumping, screaming and crying with excitement -- was captured on a video that lit up the Internet.
Chorus members at JFK Airport on their way to the Oscars.
Chorus members at JFK Airport on their way to the Oscars.
Chorus leader Gregg Breinberg said a top producer of the Academy Awards had become a fan of the kids last year -- after watching online videos of their covers of hits like "Eye of the Tiger" and Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" -- and decided he wanted them on Sunday night's show.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/staten_island/staten_island_chorus_boards_la_bound_qrFqWEe8eVdmmwjjZ9dofN#ixzz1EzUXBIab

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