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Seattle Labor Chorus: Our Bio

About us

The Seattle Labor Chorus was formed in March, 1997 for a performance at the Northwest Folklife Festival with Pete Seeger and several other well-known folksingers. Since then, the chorus has performed for the King County Labor Council, Washington State Labor Council, and many local unions, as well as in concert with folk musician Charlie King. Recent performances include the 50th anniversary conference of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, the AFL-CIO rally to protest the World Trade Organization, and the Western Workers Heritage Festival. Directed by Janet Stecher, an experienced vocal performer and recording artist (in the duo Rebel Voices), the chorus is a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic and social justice, and the fundamental right of all workers to organize as a means of securing a living wage. Membership is open and there are no auditions. Officers are elected annually by the members. While the chorus primarily serves the labor community, its repertoire reflects the concerns of all who wish to promote a healthier, more equitable society.

To find out more about us, watch this video produced by Northwest Folklife:

 

With so much appreciation of our Beloved Comrade, we remember PETE SEEGER (1919 - 2014).

You can join us

What it takes to join us:

- Show up and learn the songs

Tuesdays from 7:15 to 9:15
Keystone Church
5019 Keystone Place North
Seattle, WA 98103

We rehearse from the beginning of September to the end of May, with occasional rehearsals and events in the summer. You are welcome at any rehearsal; some will be easier than others for a newcomer.

Please call ahead (206 524-7753) if you have any questions, you want to know a good time to come, or will need a stair-free entry or other accommodation. We try to maintain a fragrance-free environment.

You can support us

Keeping the Labor Chorus Singing takes money as well as time, effort and audiences. You can show your support by coming to our gigs, letting us know about performance opportunities, and by donating to us. We are a 501(3)c organization and your donations are tax deductible. We are not currently able to take donations over the web, but you can send funds to us at PO Box 17961, Seattle WA 98127-1954. All donations will be used to support our ongoing work and pay our director.