Portal’s “Still Alive” sung by childrens choir

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These children are from the Gifford’s Children’s Choir sing “Still Alive” from the credits of Portal in an quite an interesting fashion. We’ve all seen various renditions of the song being sung in various ways, but this one by far is the oddest, if not the best.

Chances are though, that the children themselves no nothing about the game in which they are singing from. And one can wonder on how their parents first took to the idea of singing such a song once they saw the lyrics.  Either way the performance turned out amazing.

Jack Senzig, the choir director, posted on his blog saying:

I have spent the last 10 hours transcribing and arranging Still Alive from the video game Portal for GCC to sing at our spring concerts. This is going to be so cool. I can’t stop giggling. The piece lends itself amazingly well to our choir. It is fresh and interesting and will captivate the young people at the Case Area Choir festival and around the world for that matter.

He also addressed parent’s fears about singing such a song in a later blog posting:

We live in a modern world and “Still Alive” has a modern text. The kids will be singing “Sir Eglamore” as part of Caiman Chorus. A line in that song says “Out came a dragon from her den, Fa la lanky down dilly, that killed God knows how many men.” The computer in the Portal Game is just a modern day dragon.

This is quite an amazing age we live in now, and perhaps a few more people would become interested in choir if they sang different songs such as various pieces from video games? A lot different than from what it used to be back when I was a child and everyone did the same thing.

After playing games since a young age and getting into anime a bit later on its been time to write about a little bit of everything.


  1. that was crazy i loved the little girls dress it was really cool

  2. Hahaha, Aperture Science…epic! Their parents should now go buy Portal. Valve did an awesome thing with the game…and being “secretely” advertised like this is even better for the 2nd part. PS…cmon Valve…Half Life Episode 3 🙁

  3. That was awesome! But these moms really don’t know what the lyrics are all about, lol. 😛

  4. Am I the only one on the internet that isn’t really impressed? In fact, I thought it wasn’t a very good performance, lot of times I couldn’t tell what they were saying. Maybe it’s just the recording.

  5. That is awesome.

    So much of the awesomeness is having experienced the whole game up to that song though, so I don’t know how awesome it was to most of the people this choir was singing it to.

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