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We are the musical voice of labor in Seattle- a chorus of about 40 singers from all walks of life who serve the labor community in song. We appear at rallies, protests, union meetings and on stages around the Seattle area to inspire and educate in four-part harmony. Come out and hear us sing! You can also request a performance for your union or join us in rehearsal. Click on "contact" for several ways to reach us. Also, visit us on Facebook.
The Seattle Labor Chorus has just completed our third musical album, titled
“Gonna Rise Again”
Songs on the CD include originals never recorded before, “chestnuts” ranging from Dylan’s angry “Masters of War” to “Mr. Ad-man,” a playful parody of “Mr. Sandman” satirizing our advertising saturated commercial culture. Arrangements are varied and complex, from doo-wop to jazz harmonies to Balkan dissonances.
“Gonna Rise Again” honors the history and resurgence of the labor movement and people’s movements with songs against war, for immigrant rights, about strikes and organizing, about liberation, and against exploitation.
Click here for purchase information.
Also in the news--
The Seattle Labor Chorus performed some songs at Town Hall on Dec. 17, 2015, as part of a celebration of the late Abe Osheroff's 100th birthday. Here is a link to a video of our part of the program.
Radio station KSVR (Skagit Valley Community Radio) has a weekly labor show called "We Do The Work". A recent show featured an interview with Janet Stecher and Bob Barnes, talking about the Seattle Labor Chorus! Listen to it here: We Do The Work. Select the program for Oct 27, 2015.
Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Keystone Congregational Church
Labor Chorus' 20th Anniversary Concert -
5019 Keystone Place N. (Keystone Place N and N. 51th St. in Wallingford)
Seattle Washington 98103
Price: Suggested donation $20
SAVE THE DATE FOR A SPECIAL SEATTLE LABOR CHORUS CONCERT!
Keep your calendar warm for the Seattle Labor Chorus’ 20th Anniversary Concert honoring the songs and musicians who have inspired us: Saturday, February 4th at 7:00 PM, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Place N. (at N. 50th Street), Seattle 98103, Wallingford neighborhood. Featured guests will be Charlie King, Bev Grant and Lou Truskoff. The Chorus also will perform, and a reception will follow. Suggested donation is $20.00, but no one will be turned away. Doors will open at 6:30. For further information, contact Janet Stecher at email@example.com or by phone at (206) 524-7753.
Charlie King and Bev Grant have each performed folk-inspired music for over 40 years, as solo singers and also as writers of powerful songs commenting on the social and political scene. Charlie is known particularly as a political satirist in music. Pete Seeger called him “one of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.” Bev Grant has long been a feminist and social activist. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and is founder and director of the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus. Both artists have recorded extensively. Lou Truskoff is a local labor activist and member of the Seattle Labor Chorus. His extraordinary ability to write parodies tailored for specific occasions, and his original compositions, have been the bedrock of the Chorus’ extensive repertoire.
Come celebrate our long history at this special event!
Click here to download this concert flyer