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Read about one of our Tenors, Luis Roman.


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New York City Labor Chorus
212 929-3232
NYC Labor Chorus c/o CWE
275 7th Avenue, Suite 1800
New York, NY 10001


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We were part of a gala celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Trinity Baptist Church in Brooklyn on January 17, 2016. Over a hundred parishioners and guests seemed truly moved by our performance.

View and listen to some of the performance (Video credit: Elliot Greene) ...
Ode to Workers
Rockin' Solidarity
Oh Freedom
Thina Sizwe
The Whole Wide World Around

Our performance at the Ethical Culture Center on Nov. 15th (2014) was sold out; the crowd of over 800 had a rousing time.

Photo credit: BUD KOROTZER

Our May 2013 Gala Concert
with Jana Ballard, Conductor
and Dennis Nelson, Accompanist

at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center was a great success!
See some pictures on our performances page
February 2013...
Labor Chorus on the radio!
A great story on NPR by reporter Margot Adler.
Go here to read the transcript and hear the 6-minute broadcast.

December 2012...
Chorus gets great coverage in the
... and in Labor Notes
... and the LA Times article was reprinted in Long Island's Newsday

Overflow crowd at our May concert at Peoples' Voice Café

Chorus & audience at Peoples' Voice Café, May 14, 2012

This annual event continues to be great fun. During the break, we shared a preview of a DVD of our trip to Cuba in April, 2011. For more pictures, click here.

20th anniversary concert a great success!

On the stage in New York City's famed Town Hall, November 5, 2011

A full house—and a very enthusiastic audience!

"mini-concert" in midtown Manhattan

The chorus was invited to sing in the atrium of the MetLife building in midtown Manhattan on December 8, 2011. To see video clips, click on one of these links.

We are the champions
Something inside so strong


A week in Cuba!

For a snapshot of our week, check out coverage from the Havana Times , with lots of photos. More pictures here

See the New York Timescoverage

Other Recent Events

Singing at the fund-raiser for labor troubador Anne Feeney
On May 13th, 2011, we joined Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, and dozens of others to support this hero's struggles with our insane medical system.

Cultural exchange trip to Cuba
In April, 2011, over 60 chorus members went on an exciting cultural exchange to the beautiful island of Cuba. In seven intense days we performed for groups as diverse as the National Chorus of Cuba, the Chorus of the National Trade Union Federation, and children's choral and theater groups, while listening to and watching their performances as well. We were pleased to be part of the ongoing process of opening up contacts between people there and people here after 50 years of official estrangement. For a taste of our experience, go to the page of assembled photos.








In the Climate March, New York City, Sept. 21, 2014

To see a photo display of some of the Chorus's recent labor support activities, click here.

On the picket line with Legal Services strikers, June 20, 2013
Supporting striking school bus drivers, Feb. 6, 2013
Performing in the MetLife atrium, Dec.7, 2015
Picketing and singing with locked-out Con Ed workers, July 10th, 2012
Marching in the New York City Labor Day parade, Sept. 10, 2011
Performing at the benefit for labor troubador Anne Feeney, May 13, 2011
Photo credit: Joel Simpson

Performing in John Lennon Park, Havana, Cuba, on our week-long visit in April, 2011
Photo credit: Havana Times

(Part of) the chorus at our winter concert, 2010

Chorus members and friends at the One Nation demonstration, Washington, DC, October 2, 2010. We sounded especially good on the DC metro!

Marching and performing at the United for Peace & Justice March and Rally Against the US War in Iraq in Manhattan.