The talented students of Staten Island’s PS22 elementary school paid tribute to the 20 students and six staff members who were tragically killed last Friday during the shooting in Sandy Hook, CT.
In a touching performance, the kids sing through their rendition of Sandy Hook Elementary School’s song.
The singing group has become an Internet and cultural sensation, having been featured on talk shows, award shows and festivals around the world. Their director, Gregg Breinberg, posts their impressive performances to his agreggofsociety YouTube channel.
For the above video, he wrote:
I am extremely proud of the maturity, empathy, and love displayed yesterday by the PS22 Chorus when the kids recorded this tribute to the children, teachers, and families affected by the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT. It was without a doubt the most difficult song for me and the kids to have to teach and learn respectively (for reasons that need not be explained), but in the end, I believe it was important and cathartic for all of us to do this. We hope it brings hope and inspiration to those who need it at this difficult time, and serves as a remembrance to all those who tragically lost their lives last week.
Hear the original version of the song on the school’s website.