This fall, Baltimore's Cardinal Shehan School Choir had their voices heard around the world, for the first time. On a particularly tough news day, their earnest, classroom performance of Andra Day's "Rise Up" was broadcast live on Facebook by their choir director Kenyatta Hardison, and it immediately went viral, exploding across the internet. In a matter of weeks, the choir's touching video was picked up by local news stations, national news outlets, and even got them a performance on Good Morning America.
In the holiday spirit, The FADER traveled from New York to Baltimore to record their choir's super happy rendition of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," as they sported some fantastic, generously donated red Under Armour tracksuits, and a few pairs of matching Pumas. Watch the video above, and see photos from the shoot below.
Cardinal Shehan Children's Choir
Directors: Shibon Kennedy, Katie McCurdy
Producer: Claire Lilly
Production Manager: Madison LaClair
Director of Photography: Cailin Yatsko
AC: Sam Wood
Sound: Jared Arnold
PA: Jeff Spivack
Stylist: Shibon Kennedy
Stylist Assistants: Chapman Newnum, Nathaniel Louis-Capois, Parker Hill
Photographer: Katie MccCrdy
Photographer’s Assistant: Austin Sandhaus
Editor: Sam Balaban