The Labor Heritage/Rockin’ Solidarity Chorus is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is made up of workers from many unions, as well as students and independent folks who love to sing. We are dedicated to building more democracy and representation within our unions and we come together to celebrate our love of music and workers’ culture.
In the East Bay:
Piedmont Gardens, Oakland
110 Forty First Street (Oakmont building, fifth floor lounge)
Every other Saturday, 1-3:30pm, beginning January 24, 2015
In San Francisco:
SF Community College, Phelan Campus
Room 214, Creative Arts Building
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm, starting on January 15, 2015
The Chorus is directed by musician and labor organizer Pat Wynne. Under her leadership, we borrow from many musical traditions such as South African and Gospel; traditional and newly composed labor songs; songs in Yiddish, Latin, Spanish and Xshosha; and parodies of popular songs created in the Joe Hill tradition. Pat Wynne’s musical mission is to create a new canon of labor music that better reflects the diversity of our working population. Our accompanist and Pat Wynne’s musical collaborator is Bernard Gilbert.
Above: Pat receiving the Joe Hill Award in 2014, honoring artists who have contributed to the successful integration of arts and culture in the labor movement.