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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 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.

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Upcoming SLC Performances:

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Northwest Folklife Festival Labor Stage

Labor Stage at NW Folklife Festival - Entire Labor Stage runs 7-9 pm

Seattle Center
Seattle Washington [map]
Price: Free, but donate to Folklife!

This year's labor showcase at the Northwest Folklife Festival will be Sunday May 27 from 7:00 – 9:00 in the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.

Featuring: John O’Connor, Linda Allen & Jerrell Davis (Rell Be Free) in their own sets. The showcase will culminate with the Seattle Labor Chorus presenting the premiere performance of an original musical docudrama, "Step by Step towards Climate Justice." With song, dialogue, and testimony, it tells the story of how local activists are fighting climate change, with actions ranging from writing a simple resolution, to turning off an oil pipeline and risking jail. At the heart of narrative are the disproportionate impacts of the fossil fuel industry on workers and their families, indigenous peoples, and communities of color.


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