Twice The Joy: Two DC Labor Chorus Holiday Concerts This Saturday

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Twice The Joy: Two DC Labor Chorus Holiday Concerts This Saturday(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

With songs sung in Spanish, Hebrew and English and spanning South African, African-American, British, Israeli and Peruvian traditions, the annual DC Labor Chorus concert this Saturday (link) departs from the usual holiday fare. The program includes the Hebrew peace song, “Shir l’shalom,” Joe Glazer’s “The Mill Was Made of Marble,” Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” and Glenn Burleigh’s “Order My Steps.”  Folk writer Elise Witt’s new song “Break the Silence” will be debuted in its first choral arrangement.  The chorus also will sing “Gonna Take Us all” as a special tribute to Jon Fromer, a west coast labor songwriter who died this past January. “We are culture workers who love to share our music,” says Chorus founder and director Elise Bryant. “The songs are chosen by chorus members individually, but it’s solidarity that brings them and us together at holiday time – please join us!” Children will be invited up to the stage for some traditional holiday favorites and some “worker” versions of familiar songs. There will be two shows at the Takoma Park Community Center on Saturday, at 3 pm & 7:30 pm.


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