The Sydney Trade Union Choir is one of the politically activist choirs in Sydney NSW Australia. Weekly practices are on most Tuesday nights in Surry Hills from 6:05pm. We welcome prospective members. No audition required.
Our usual practice venue is in the Teachers Federation building at 23-33 Mary St Surry Hills.
Any planned changes to our practice timetable will be notified in this paragraph. Regular practices recommenced on the 5th of February 2019.
The next committee meeting will be on Tuesday the 19th of February at 5pm.
Upcoming dates to plan for:
- 2019-02-23 Loaded Dog with Strawberry Thieves
- 2019-03-09 IWD Rally
- 2019-04-14 Palm Sunday Rally, Belmore Park, 2pm
- We welcome invitations to sing
- 2019-01-20 Combined Union Choirs at Illawarra Folk Festival
- 2018-11-11 Armistice Day Peace Concert
- 2018-10-18 George Mann at Unions NSW
- 2018-10-10 Laurie Carmichael Memorial
- 2018-10-06 George Mann at Bush Music Club
- 2018-07-28 Newcastle Choir 30th Anniversary
- 2018-07-08 Teachers Federation Conference
- See the History page to look further back in time
The choir was part of a project to tour East Timor in August/September of 2018.
Meanwhile be prepared to work on the following songs:
- – Anthem (Refugee words)
- – Bread and Roses
- – Candle on the Wire
- – Hammer Song
- – Internationale – unison
- – Makhosikazi
- – Refuge to a Refugee
- – Railway Refreshment Rooms
- – Stand Together
- – Union Maid (Sally McManus version)
- – We Shall Not Give Up The Fight
- – What’s That I Hear
And we need to keep some favourites ready at short notice:
- – Bring Out The Banners
- – Four Strong Women
- – Ke Arona
- – Let There Be Peace
- – Peace Round (there is no score for this)
- – Power in a Union
- – Solidarity Forever
- – Tolpuddle Man
- – You’ve Gotta Go Down And Join The Union (practice tracks on Yahoo site)
Here is a link to everything you might need to know about our Yahoo Group. It covers what’s in the group, how to join the group, how to change your preferred email address for sending and receiving group emails, and how to regain access to your account if you lose it.
Gigs in early stages of planning are listed here.