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"The New York City Labor Chorus is a marvelous concept, and the members should be proud of the beautiful and passionate music they make. It's an essential recording for fans of political music, union songs or choral singing."
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NYC Labor Chorus c/o CWE
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The New York City Labor Chorus stands ready to perform on picket lines, at union conventions, union rallies and shop steward meetings, as well as at community events, churches, colleges, and schools. Contact us for more information.

Chronology of Past Performances

May, 2013: We were in full and enthusiastic voice at Tribeca PAC
Photo by Bud Korotzer

We were joined by guest artist and composer Bill Valenti.
Photo by Bud Korotzer

Singing our hearts out at the 8th Gala Benefit Concert.
A Smashing Success! 600 attendees at the Ethical Culture Auditorium.
Photo by Harlan Reid - CWA Local 1180

Performing at a commemoration of the abolition of slavery in Great Britain 200 years ago at the British Consulate in Manhattan.
  Photo by Dawn Burden

On the Chorus's July 2009 trip to Wales!
The Chorus (joined by some new friends) sings outside the Grand Pavillion at Porthcawl
Photo by Dan Cohen

The Chorus sings on the stage of the Grand Pavilion at Porthcawl where "In 1957 a US Government travel ban prevented Paul Robeson from appearing in person [at the Grand Pavillion] at the Miners' Eisteddfod, however he still performed live via a secretly arranged transatlantic telephone link up."
Photo by Dan Cohen

Performing at the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in a Commemoration ceremony hosted by UNITE on March 24, 2006.
On stage at the 7th Gala Benefit Concert June 2005
Photo credit: Dan Cohen

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Trinity Baptist Church, Brooklyn, January 17
Shirley Gray memorial, SSEU 371, D.C.37, June 6
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire memorial, March
UFT Nurses' Conference, November
Holiday program, MetLife Atrium, December
Firestarters Awards Dinner (National Council for Research on Women), March 3rd
Labor Arts Clara Lemlich Awards, Museum of the City of New York, April 2nd
Fred Lonidier Teach-in (Whitney Biennial), April 11th
"We Are All Workers" Rally for Fast Food Workers (Riverside Church), May 7th
Climate March, New York City, September 21
CSEA Conference, Hilton Hotel, October 1
Gala concert at Ethical Culture Center, Nov. 15th
Annual winter concert, Peoples' Voice Cafe, Dec. 13th
Gala concert at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, May 18th
Performance for Senior Center at St. Peter's Church, Nov. 9th
Release party for Roswell Rudd's CD, Nov. 24th
The Woody Guthrie Centennial at Brooklyn College, Sept. 12th
Recording Jazz version of "Joe Hill" with Roswell Rudd, Nov. 19th
Holiday concert at the MetLife Atrium, Dec. 8th
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Commemorations, at the fire site and at Cooper Union, March 25
Performances & exchanges with many groups in Cuba, April 17-24
MayDay rally at Foley Square
Anne Feeney medical needs benefit, Local 1199, May 13
Spring concert, Peoples' Voice Café, May 21
Pastors for Peace memorial for Fr. Lucius Walker, June 30
Labor Day Parade, Sept. 10
Occupy Wall Street march, October 5
20th anniversary concert, Town Hall, Nov. 5
US Labor Against the War rally, Nov. 10
Nurses' conference, United Federation of Teachers, Nov. 18
Seasonal mini-concert, MetLife building, Dec. 8
Black History Month Celebration for CWA1180 Retirees An Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Gala Concert at Riverside Church Fund Raiser for Stella D'Oro striking workers
Cooper Union's 150th Anniversary Event: Abolitionism and Civil Rights
Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday: A Concert to Benefit Clearwater
Biennial Gala Concert in June
Performances around Wales on our exciting tour in July
Cooper Union 150th Anniversary Event #2:
Labor History evening
Celebration of Julius Margolin's life Oct.16th


Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Commemoration
Education and Labor Conference
Memorial for Denis Berger at New York Center for Ethical Culture
Spring Concert featuring Highlights from Seattle 1919
1180 Celebration of Labor History Month
Labor Day Metallic Lathers Union and Ironworkers Local 46 Street Fair
UFT Federation of Nurses Professional Issues Conference

All for One: The Life and Work of Julius Margolin
Joint Concert with the Pontadullus Men's Choir from Wales
Peace Rally at Union Square
Memorial for Moe Fishman at Judson Memorial Church

NYCLC Spring Concert, People's Voice Cafe
CWA Local 1180 Celebration of the Tribeca Film Festival
United Nations Committee on Sustainable Development - Plenary Session
US Labor Against the War March & Rally in Manhattan
Commemoration Ceremony of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire hosted by UNITE
Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Black History Month Concert at the Ethical Culture Society
Concert Celebrating the Life of Geoffrey Fairweather, John Jay College
In Support of the striking NYU Graduate Students - On the Picket Line
NYC Central Labor Council Labor Day Parade

7th Gala Concert with Fruit of Labor
Moonlight Cabaret, a Benefit for UFT COPE
Writer's Guild CBS Protest
Mayworks 20th Anniversary, Toronto, Canada
Protest of Budget Cuts for Adult Literacy, Union Square, NYC
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial
20th Anniversary of the Queens College Worker Education Extension Center
Great Labor Arts Exchange, Washington DC
Dedication of Union Square Bench to Debra Bernhardt
Opening Session of "Inequality Matters" at NYU with Bill Moyers & Barbara Ehrenreich
Opening Session of the UN Committee on Sustainable Development
Workman's Circle, Town Hall, NYC
Founding Convention for the NYC Alliance for Retired Americans
6th Gala Concert with Charlie King
Black History Celebration, Lincoln Hospital
United Nations - International Commemoration Day for Dead & Injured Workers
Dedication of the Debra Bernhardt Bench and Cesar Chavez Stamp in Union Square
Hunger Strike Against Pataki's health care cuts
NYC Labor Chorus 12th Anniversary Concert at FIT
Labor Day Parade
Hudson Valley AFL-CIO Labor Day Celebration
Second Yiddish in America Celebration at Town Hall
United Federation of Teachers, Waldorf-Astoria
United Nations - Opening of High Commission on Human Rights Art Exhibition
United Nations - Opening Session of the Committee on Sustainable Development
HRA African American Heritage Celebration, BMCC
SSEU Local 371 Celebrates May Day (The Worker's Holiday)
Clearwater Festival
Lincoln Center Convergence
First Hudson River Festival
JPAC 25th Anniversary
NYC Alliance for Retired Americans Founding Convention
UFT - Teacher Union Day at the Waldorf-Astoria
Yiddish in America Celebration at Town Hall
Federation of Nurses/UFT Conference
United Nations - International Commemoration for Dead and Injured Workers
Celebrating American Labor Songs of the 1930s with The Queens College Chorus and Orchestra - Judson Memorial Church
NYC Labor Chorus 10th Anniversary at Town Hall
New York State Nurses Association Centennial, Hilton Hotel
Abroms Art Center, Henry Street Settlement
NYS Convention of Working Families Party, Albany
Percy McRae Dedication
New York Letter Carriers Branch 36
Picket line in support of Citarella workers - Manhattan
New Jersey Communications Workers of America Rally for a Fair Contract
Social Service Employees Union Local 371, NYC
Social Work Month Graduation Ceremony
Englewood Public Library, Labor History Month Celebration
Metropolitan Opera Out of Tune Opening Night Rally for Food Service Workers' Rights - H.E.R.E. Local 100
Remembering James Farmer Community Church of New York
Transport Workers Union Local 100 Rally MTA Headquarters
Peter, Paul and Mary Album Recording Sessions for Around the Campfire CD
Long Island University, All Day Conference on the Life of Paul Robeson, With All-City High School Orchestra
Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration
Paul Robeson Foundation Tribute with Pete Seeger Waldorf-Astoria
National Foundation for Jewish Culture Achievement Awards in the Arts, Hudson Theatre, NYC
UAW Local 2179 Retirees Meeting
Manhattan International High School
Walkabout Clearwater Coffee House, Katonah, NY
Paul Robeson/Labor Tribute with guest Peter Yarrow
Tribute to Paul Robeson, Carnegie Hall - Produced by Harry Belafonte with Welsh choir
Concert Tour to Sweden - Scandinavian Festival of Choruses - Uddevalla, Sweden
Candlelight Vigil, Rockefeller Center, National Labor Committee
UNITE! Against Sweatshops and Child Labor
Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (60th Anniversary)
Sheraton Hotel and Towers
Clearwater's Hudson River Revival
First Anniversary Celebration of the New South Africa, United Nations
Hands Around the Reservoir, Central Park, NYC
Rally for National Health Care, Washington, DC
Cesar Chavez Memorial Service
Sing along with Pete Seeger, Hunter College
Democratic National Convention
New York City Labor Chorus Debut at the 1199 Bread and Roses Conference

On The Picketline

H.E.R.E. Local 100 picket line in support of Angelo & Maxie's workers
H.E.R.E. Local 100 picket line at Grand Central in support of Oyster Bar workers
Picket line in support of ABC/Disney technical workers at their Manhattan headquarters
Picket Line in support of Legal Aid Lawyers working for Mobilization for Youth