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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”
We are pleased to invite you to celebrate with a CD Release Party
Saturday, December 12, 6:30 to 8 PM
Keystone Congregational Church
5019 Keystone Pl. N, Seattle 98103
Basement Social Hall
There will be refreshments, prizes, party games, and a live performance of songs from the CD and it’s free.
So come look at the CD, maybe buy some copies for your own use and for holiday gifts, and meet us in person. The cost of the CD is $12 each. Your purchase will not only give you pleasure, but will also help support the chorus. For any questions, call Janet Stecher at (206) 524-7753, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Also in the news--
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.