Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story

Main Library – Join us Monday, March 24 at 7:00 for a special screening.  “Once in a Lullaby: the PS 22 Chorus Story” follows the 5th graders of Public School 22 on Staten Island. After videos posted by their teacher Gregg Breinberg quickly went viral, the chorus performed for President Obama at the White House, and ultimately ended up closing the show at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.  Back stage drama combines with homesickness as the 10-year olds navigate the world of the entertainment elite.

This documentary shows that children have a lot to teach about music, and that a talented teacher can impart the most important lesson of all; within themselves is the power to do anything.  This film won Best Documentary at the 30th Annual New Jersey International Film Festival and Best Documentary Feature at the Woodstock Film Festival.

Director Jonathan Kalafer will answer questions after the film.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkwPLrJnRnI