This was a triumph. Children's choir sings Portal's "Still Alive".

Posted by Kaillif [Gloqwi] Ammen Wednesday, March 31, 2010 0 comments

I used to listen to Jonathan Coulton's "Still Alive" ALL THE TIME and sing along with it ALL THE TIME. You might know the song better as "The credits song from the end of Portal" or "That Portal Song", Portal, of course, being the greatest game of 2007. I also used to quote the many memorable quotes from that game LIKE CRAZY!

After a couple of months after the game came out (and after beating it a couple dozen times (and I am NOT exaggerating)), I got really tired of the song (and quoting. I also got tired of hearing other people quote the game). And then it came out on the Rock Band music store for free.

Then I moved onto enjoying and singing and playing along once more.

I haven't heard the song in a while, knowing that I was probably sick of it by now. But this video proved me wrong.

The Gifford Children's Choir performs "Still Alive" by Jonathan Coulton from the credits of the video game Portal. Soloist is in an el-wire dress. We are hoping to shoot a better video soon. A few choir members had played the game before the concert. The director is a VG addict that fell off the wagon to play Portal. The kids understood the words. The piece was chosen because it is an excellent piece of music with just the right timbre for the choir.

And to steal the words from a Joystiq commenter (because this is EXACTLY how I felt)

Kids: "...what are we singing?"

Parents: "......what the hell are they singing?"

Teacher: "...I'm going to lose my job for this, but it's -so- worth it."

It's a shame they sang to such a quick tempo, but impressive, nonetheless.


P.S. In case you were wondering, I was singing along with the children in the video as well. >_< Now I can't WAIT for Portal 2 Portal 2 Portal 2 Portal 2 Portal 2 Portal TWOOOOO!!!!!!!

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