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Seattle Labor Chorus: Links

Rebel Voices
Our director, Janet Stecher, sings with Susan Lewis in this duo.
Northwest Folklife Festival
This is the venue where we first sang with Pete Seeger in 1997, and we return every year.

Other Labor Choruses

SF Bay Area Labor Heritage / Rockin' Solidarity Chorus

The Bay area's labor chorus, directed by musician and labor organizer Pat Wynne.

New York City Labor Chorus
Geoffrey Fairweather, director of the New York City Labor Chorus at the time of our formation, directed us in our first performance.
Solidarity Notes

Vancouver, BC's labor chorus, directed by Earle Peach. We have appeared with the Solidarity notes at the Blaine Peace Arch and at other venues and use some of their arrangements

DC Labor Chorus
Washington, DC's labor chorus
Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble
A six-member group from North Carolina
Brooklyn Women's Chorus
A no-audition chorus led by Bev Grant with a strongly pro-labor repertoire
Left Coast Labour Chorus

Formed in September, 2014, the Vancouver area chorus is 30-plus singers who merge their voices and their activism in their music, conducted by Peggy Hua.  SLC performed in a joint concert with them in Vancouver in April, 2018.

Artists we love

Anne Feeney
Anne has worked tirelessly in support of the labor and social justice movements for YEARS in many, many ways, but mostly by writing and singing great songs.
The U. Utah Phillips Appreciation and Information site
We have appeared in performance with Utah. If you haven't heard him, you should!
Si Kahn
Si sang with us in December of 2006 during a rare appearance in the Northwest. We do a version of his "Power in the Union". Besides being a singer and songwriter Si works for Grassroots leadership.
ET and the Boy
A clever and cheerfully subversive artist from Portland
Clallam County
Seattle's Slowest Rising Folk Group- playing original, traditional and delusional folk music and featuring our own Jim Douglas
Emma's revolution
Pat Humphries and Sandy O singing for change
The Whateverly Brothers
Our own Dan Roberts is 1/3 of this eclectic and goofy group.
Jon Fromer

Jon's song "One in the Number" is one of our favorites, full of the joy of resistance.

Roy Zimmerman
"Funny songs about war, ignorance, and greed"
Bold Horizon
One of our basses, Dan Roberts, sings and plays in this trio.
Charlie King and Karen Brandow
We've appeared with Charlie and Karen and sing several of their songs.
The Prince Myshkins
These satirists are much too clever for their accordion.

other links

Labor Heritage Foundation
A source for information on much more labor art
music from american unions
A collection of US labor songs
Unionsong
A huge number of union and political songs, from "Solidarity Forever" to "Smart bombs, Dumb Politicians"- many with audio files! Australian-focussed but international.
Labor Notes

One of our songs was chosen as song of the month for this labor site.  Labor Notes works to 'put the movement back into the labor movement'.

Yes! magazine article
An article about the importance and beauty of inclusive singing
XPDNC Labour links
A graphically challenging but thorough listing of labor musicians from around the world
Singing in Theater

A young fan, Allie, suggested this site of useful singing information.