The children, clad in white polo shirts embroidered with green angels and pinned with green ribbons, were joined midway through the song by Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson. Sandy Hook is the school in Newtown, Conn.
Caitlin Hamilton, a year-old English teacher from Dodge City, Kansas, said on Twitter she thought the performance would, without a doubt, be the best part of the Super Bowl. Fans offered a rousing ovation at the finish, and the chorus then trotted to the yard line and turned, with their hands on their hearts, to watch Alicia Keys sing the national anthem.
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson wrote the name of all the victims on his cleats before the Dec. Carter said he was impressed by what the NFL has done to keep Newtown in the spotlight. Some players on the field appeared emotional as the smiling kids swayed in time behind Hudson and sang background vocals.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh watched with his left arm around daughter, Alison, and his right hand over his heart. Then Hudson, wearing a black blouse and long, white skirt, fronted them for a second verse that showcased her sterling voice.
Dan Carter, who represents part of Newtown. An NFL spokesman said no one with the chorus was available for interviews, but a statement was delivered on behalf of the school.
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The NFL has paid tribute to Newtown several times since the shootings. All NFL teams paid tribute by wearing helmet stickers and pins during a game in December. The statement said that the children, third- and fourth graders, represented the school chorus and were directed by their music teacher, a year veteran of the school.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. Some of the more than 76, spectators gathered in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome removed their caps, bowed their heads and closed their eyes as the 26 children sang in memory of the 26 students and faculty who were killed by a gunman Dec.
She said Hudson did well leading the song, but the kids were the main event. Many smiled excitedly as they sang the first verse.'Seeing the Sandy Hook chorus at the Super Bowl made me really proud,' he said.
'And seeing [the other choir] sing Over the Rainbow that made me really proud as well.' Video: Newtown Music. In a quiet respite during the high-decibel introductions of Super Bowl XLVII, students of Sandy Hook Elementary School sang "America The Beautiful" in honor of their fallen classmates and teachers.
The chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School, nearly two months removed from a deadly shooting rampage, joined Jennifer Hudson to deliver a stirring rendition of "America the Beautiful" on Sunday. Survivors of the Sandy Hook school massacre perform an emotional rendition of "America the Beautiful" at the Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
The 26 children in the choir wore green ribbons, in. Feb 03, · Prior to kickoff at this year's Super Bowl, the Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus sang "America the Beautiful" on the field.
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