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Oct 29

Barton Hills 3rd and 4th grade choir members performed their annual Halloween Show to an appreciative audience at the school on October 27. Enjoy this video of High Hopes and Pick Yourself Up shot by Scott Havis and produced by Choir Director Gavin Tabone.

Drums – Jake Perlman
Keyboards – Gavin Tabone

High Hopes written by Van Heusen/Cahn
Pick Yourself Up written by Kern/Fields

Fun facts:

  • “High Hopes” was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn for the 1959 movie A Hole In The Head, which starred Frank Sinatra and was directed by Frank Capra.
  • A children’s choir was used on the single release of “High Hopes,” which was credited to “Frank Sinatra and a bunch of kids.”
  • “Pick Yourself Up” by Jerome Kerns and Dorothy Fields was written for the film Swing Time (1936), where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
  • President Barack Obama, in his inauguration speech, quoted lyrics from the song, saying “Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.”

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