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Students from Partner School P.S. 125 Perform at the Apollo Theater

On December 1, 2022, ETM partner students from brought the house down at the Apollo Theater!

Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Mastercard

The Ralph Bunche choir from ETM partner school P.S. 125 in Harlem was invited by Mastercard to perform at the exclusive Netflix film screening of Descendant, a documentary that follows descendants of the survivors from the Clotilda, the last ship that carried enslaved Africans to the United States, as they reclaim their story.

Introduced by NYC Schools Chancellor David Banks, and under the brilliant direction of ETM Teacher David Moxey, the choir opened the evening with a powerful and moving rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” to the packed audience, and received an overwhelming standing ovation. We are so grateful to have been included in this special event and provide our partner school students with this opportunity to perform at such a historically and culturally significant event and venue.

Listen to the voices of ETM partner school students from PS 125 featured on NBC New York’s “Positively Black,” a weekly series that highlights health and education issues, and social and cultural programs in the Black community!

In preparation for the event, the students held a dress rehearsal for students, families, and community members to attend and share in the excitement of their upcoming performance. It was a wonderful event that united the community through the power of music and the significance of the opportunity.

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Watch on NBC

Hear the students' voices on NBC's "Positively Black"

Watch the Student Performance

ETM students perform "Lift Every Voice and Sing" at the Apollo Theater

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