Arts & Entertainment

Press Releases

PS22 Chorus to perform at Free Concert in East Brunswick on June 1st

108b529634589ca1e71a_PS22_chorus.jpg
The PS22 Chorus will perform at a free concert in East Brunswick on June 1st. Credits: PS22 Chorus
108b529634589ca1e71a_PS22_chorus.jpg

The nationally-renowned PS22 Chorus will return to East Brunswick on Thursday evening, June 1 for a special concert hosted by the Daniel Pearl Education Center (DPEC).

The free concert will be held at Temple B’nai Shalom, 15 Fern Road, beginning at 7:00 pm.

The PS22 Chorus from Staten Island has gained national and international notoriety for its performances with Katy Perry, Tori Amos, Garth Brooks, Jason Mraz and others and whose widely publicized performance of "Over the Rainbow" closed the 83rd Academy Awards. The chorus’s videos have been watched nearly 90 million times.

Sign Up for E-News

Directed by Gregg Breinberg, the PS22 Chorus is composed of 60-70 fifth-graders, who participate in an annual audition at the beginning of each school year. PS22 is the largest elementary school in Staten Island and students come from a wide cross-section of ethnic groups and socio-economic levels. The chorus meets twice a week during school hours to practice and performs throughout the year at school functions, local events and on special requests.

“We are so excited that the PS22 Chorus is coming back to East Brunswick for its third concert,” said Dr. Andy Boyarsky, the DPEC chairman. “Each of the kids’ performances has been incredible and uplifting, and we anticipate another memorable evening.”

“The DPEC is all about creating harmony in our communities,” he added, “and there’s no better way to convey that important message than through the beautiful music of community, togetherness and understanding.”

There is no cost for the concerts, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the concert will go to the DPEC, a non-profit, charitable organization committed to the ideals of understanding and community – those principles that are part of the legacy of the late Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Pearl was kidnapped and later murdered by extremists in Pakistan in early 2002.



The DPEC sponsors a wide range of community outreach programs, including an annual trip to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, a speaker series, “teaching tolerance” workshops for area teachers, and more. The DPEC annually participates in the global Daniel Pearl Music Days, an international network of concerts that use the power of music to reaffirm a commitment to tolerance and humanity.

More information is available by emailing rbrenowitz1@aol.com.    

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

East Brunswick

Pinkin Resolution to Raise Awareness of Gun Violence passes Assembly

May 24, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez, Angela McKnight and Nancy Pinkin resolution to raise awareness of gun violence was voted out of the Assembly 67-0 on Thursday.
            The measure (AJR-100) designates June 2 of each year as “Gun Violence Awareness Day” in New Jersey in order to promote ...

Learn How to “Ace The Interview” at the East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Looking for a new job? East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) is here to help. The library offers a special program called “Acing the Interview” on Saturday, June 16 at 10:30 am, which is designed to help jobseekers.

“Acing the Interview” focuses on what many feel is the most stressful part of the job search process: ...

East Brunswick Public Library Launches “EB Grow” Seed Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Every spring, library customers visit East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) to find resources on how to garden. Thanks to a joint partnership between East Brunswick Public Library and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission, gardeners will be able to get some “seed money” to start their first crops for the year.

The ...

The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2005)

            The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani, a New York Times best selling author, was recommended to me by a young woman who actually came from the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania, the place where the novel is set. “The author did such a wonderful job of describing how the town actually is,” said the young lady.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press, 2018)

            What is the “final frontier” on the Earth's surface? Many people would say Alaska, the 49th state, which was added to the United States fifty years ago. Once one has traveled to that remote land, it is impossible to forget the magnificence of the terrain and beasts. Floating by ship in Glacier Bay, surrounded by ...

'Turning Off the Morning News' brings comic twist

‘Turning Off the Morning News’ tackles today’s issues with a comic twist

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, N J – Despite the late night comics, no one quite captures the insanity of the political/social status world like Christopher Durang.

His latest play, “Turning off the Morning News” hit the ground running.  John Pankow as Jimmy addresses the audience, ...

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sustains Timeless Appeal

SUMMIT, NJ – The Summit Playhouse provides a stellar production of a much loved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The Harper Lee novel, later a Gregory Peck film and now a stage production, retains all the warmth, intensity and integrity that made it such an appealing hit in the 1960s. And there will be a new production on Broadway in December with a script by Aaron Sorkin ...