The DC Labor Chorus gave TWO performances of its its annual Concert of Favorite and Sacred Songs on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the Takoma Park Community Center, in Takoma Park, Maryland.
The concert was not the usual solemn holiday presentation of sacred songs; the songs have been brought to the chorus by individual members, who find the songs personally significant. As the chorus is multicultural and multilingual, so are the songs: this year’s selections included topical parodies of Christmas carols, songs from the pop music canon from activist musicians Pat Humphries and Steve Deasy, inspirational songs from the labor movement all over the world, and a medley of secular holiday tunes, for which children in the audience are invited up to the stage. They are all delivered with the spirit and verve typical of the DC Labor Chorus.
Our Spring 2012 Concert was an amazing evening. While photographs can in no way do justice to the concert, we’ve created a gallery that gives a small taste of the evening.
The DC Labor Chorus is a musical ensemble representing union members from the Washington, DC area. Some of us are professional musicians but most of us are union members and activists who just love to sing!
The DC Labor Chorus sings for rallies, demonstrations, and picket lines. We welcome union members to the annual Great Labor Arts Exchange each summer, and we hold an annual “Sacred/Favorite Songs” concert every winter and a community benefit concert every spring.
The DC Labor Chorus is a program/affiliate of the Labor Heritage Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non profit organization.
Sopranos: Mary Best, Susan Clark, Jackie Fralley, Sonia Kassambara, Kathleen Sutcliffe, Pam Parker, Junette Pinkney, Allie Rosenblatt.
Altos: Connie Cordovilla, Sari Finn, Lakeisha Harrison, Melanie Jones, Tyler Jones, Liz Krainman, Laura Larco, Lisa McGowan, Mkawasi Mcharo-Hall, Pam Larson,, Brianna Morgan, Karen Newman, Joy Nicholas, Robyn Robbins, Fran Rothstein.
Tenors: Elise Bryant (Director), Emanuel Finn, Don Pelles, Warren Williams, Darryl! L.C. Moch, David Sands.
Bass/Baritones: Ken Giles, Larry Katzman, Peter Jones, Steve Jones, Will Rice, Abelardo Sandoval, Fred Soloway, Fred Stollnitz.
Interested in joining the DC Labor Chorus? Contact our Director, Elise Bryant at email@example.com
DC Labor Chorus CDs are for sale through the Labor Heritage Foundation store. Click Here
Play a Sample - I Feel Like Going On