by Margot Adler
August 28, 2009 - They're an Internet sensation with more than 40 YouTube videos. They've been courted by celebrities, they've been on Nightline and MTV, they've sung songs with Tori Amos and Stevie Nicks, and they're only 10 and 11 years old. They perform in the fifth-grade chorus from Public School 22 on Staten Island, N.Y., and their singing has captivated millions.
The PS 22 Chorus has found millions of viewers on the Internet, but Breinberg says the future of the chorus remains uncertain. He is still waiting to hear whether, amid education budget cuts in New York City, his chorus will be fully funded, allowing him and the kids the time to practice and perform as they have done in years past.