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New York City Labor Chorus
email: nyclc2@aol.com
917-597-7933 (Jeff Vogel, Public Relations)

NYC Labor Chorus c/o CWE
305 7th Avenue, Second floor
New York, NY 10001


CDs and More

We have recorded a handful of wonderful CDs over the years. Order by mail. Free shipping.

We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome

Our newest CD recorded live at our 2018 Symphony Space benefit concert in NYC.

Includes: “Viva Mexico”, “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor”, “How Can I Keep From Singing?”, “Three Five O”,
“To My Old Brown Earth”, “Song Of Peace”, “Imagine”, “Life On Earth, So Amazing/Hallelujah!”, 
“Do You Hear The People Sing?”, “El Pueblo Unido”, “Bread and Roses”, “United Front”, “We Were There”, 
“Ain’t You Got A Right”, “Make Them Hear You”, “Glory”, “Rocking Solidarity Forever”, “We Shall Overcome”

Available on CD: $15 each

"Listeners can count on this amateur, but hardworking and passionate, multi-ethnic and multi-generational group of 75-80 members representing 20 union locals, to deliver the vocal goods. Their varied and well-chosen repertoire reflects the diversity within the chorus and within the labor movement.

"The ensemble’s latest CD, We Shall Overcome, … is taken from a live concert at Symphony Space….. on May 5, 2018.  Just a few weeks before, on April 4, the world commemorated the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The concert and the album honor his 'radiant legacy.'"

(Eric Gordon, Peoples World) To see the full review, click on...
https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/ the-new-york-city-labor-chorus-their-latest-cd-in-review


 

Workers Rise!

Workers Rise!
Labor in the Spotlight

The health and hospital workers' magazine, 1199 SEIU News, says of "Workers Rise!":

"Something special... Pulsing conviction, rich harmonies and fine solo performances... a disciplined, powerful and moving ensemble... No wonder that the Chorus, which has sung in Sweden, Carnegie Hall, Washington and at numerous union rallies and conventions, is in constant demand."

Includes: "Bread and Roses," "Union Brothers, Union Sisters," "Go Down Moses," "We Shall Overcome," "Ballad for Americans," "Workers Rise," "Harmony," "I Got Plenty a Nothin'," "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?," "Ol' Man River," "Something Inside So Strong," "Do You Hear the People Sing?," "Rockin' Solidarity," and more...

Available on CD: $15 each

 

 

To order either of the above recordings, please mail a check payable to New York City Labor Chorus to:

Jeff Vogel
4801 42nd St., #4D
Sunnyside, NY  11104

Please clearly indicate the titles and number of copies of each CD you would like to order, and a phone number and email address for confirmation or in case we have questions. Shipping is free.

book

To order the book please send a check for $30 payable to Mark Abendroth to:

Mark Abendroth
53 Point of Woods Drive
Albany, NY 12203

Song, Struggle, & Solidarity
by Mark Abendroth

SONG, STRUGGLE AND SOLIDARITY: THE NEW YORK CITY LABOR CHORUS IN ITS TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR is the product of Mark Abendroth’s ethnography on the NYCLC during its calendar year from fall 2016 to spring 2017. Abendroth was in his sixth year as an active member of the chorus at that time.

"This exciting work of oral history … reminds us of when the U.S. labor movement was one of the “singingest” in the world. It shows compellingly what would be gained by making it that way again."
— David Roediger, co-editor of The Big Red Songbook, Chair of the American Studies Department at University of Kansas

"Music sustains a movement. The communal singing of protest spirituals and freedom songs empowered the civil rights movement. And the continued performance of labor songs, both old and updated, is vital to the preservation of the union movement…. Thanks to Mark Abendroth for having the foresight to chronicle the journey of this essential organization, singing these equally priceless songs."
— Robert F. Darden, Baylor University

The following recordings are sold out.

Hats Off To Labor

Hats Off To Labor (SOLD OUT)

An exciting live recording from the chorus's 16th anniversary concert at the Ethical Culture Society Auditorium in June, 2007.

Includes: "There is Power in a Union," "Sit-down Strike," "A Miner's Life," "Which Side Are You On?," "We Shall Not Give Up the Fight," "Follow the Drinkin' Gourd," "Die Gedanken Sind Frei," "Oh, Freedom," "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye," "Se me Quieres Escribir," "Listen to the Earth," "Step by Step," "Get Thee Behind Me, Satan," "Union Maid," "Hold the Fort," and "Guantanamera."

On The March! (SOLD OUT)

Songs of struggle and inspiration, including:

"Lift Every Voice," "Oh Freedom," "Los Cuatros Generales," "Freiheit," "Family of Woman and Man" and "The House I Live In."