Fifth graders in P.S. 22’s famous chorus have been asked to sing at the Academy Awards next year.

Actress Anne Hathaway, who is co-hosting the ceremony, visited the students at their Winter Concert last night to deliver the invitation in person. The students are, naturally, delighted. They just about die with excitement. They’re also singing at DOE headquarters this afternoon for Chancellor Joel Klein’s goodbye party. Last January, the chorus sang Jay-Z’s “Run this Town” at Mayor Bloomberg’s inauguration.

You might want to turn down the volume before listening.

Some of the chorus’s hits:


Empire State of Mind

Eye of the Tiger