Choruses

Labor Choruses

“The songs of working people have always been their sharpest statement, and the one statement that cannot be destroyed. You can burn books, buy newspapers, you can guard against handbills and pamphlets but you cannot prevent singing.”
— John Steinbeck
Cardiff Reds Choir
New York City Labor Chorus
Nottingham Clarion Choir
Seattle Labor Chorus
Sheffield Socialist Choir
Cardiff Reds Choir Côr Cochion Caerdydd
The Cardiff Reds Choir came together in 1983, when events in Chile, South Africa, and at home in Wales demanded that they use their voices in protest. Since then, they have raised many thousands of pounds and campaigned in support of peace, justice and freedom in Britain and around the world.
URL: http://www.cardiff-reds-choir.org.uk/

New York City Labor Chorus
New York City Labor Chorus
Formed in November 1991, the New York City Labor Chorus was the first multi-ethnic, multi-generational chorus of its kind. “From picket lines and labor college graduation ceremonies to the demonstration for national health care reform on June 8, 1994 in Washington D. C., the New York City Labor Chorus has energized and brought a greater sense of solidarity to the labor movement.” Directed by Geoffrey Fairweather.
URL: http://www.NYCLC.org

Nottingham Clarion Choir Nottingham Clarion Choir
Nottingham Clarion Choir was formed in 1988 as a result of a project of local musicians to make the vinyl album “English Rebels”, celebrating the radical traditions in British politics. We enjoyed singing so much that we stayed together and are still going strong.
URL: http://www.nottinghamclarionchoir.org.uk/

Seattle Labor Chorus Seattle Labor Chorus
Formed in March 1997, the Seattle Labor 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.” Directed by Janet Stecher, an experienced vocal performer and recording artist.
URL: http://www.equality.net/SeattleLaborChorus/

Sheffield Socialist Choir
Our choir comes out of a singing evening class, organised by the Workers’ Education Association in Sheffield, UK. There are 60-80 of us, and we learn and sing songs which reflect the fight for freedom, human rights and justice around the world.
URL: http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~matt/choir/ssc.html