DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION WE ARE TAKING A BREAK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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. Explore this site to see if we match your interests.
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. Our first regular practice for 2020 was on the 4th of February. Our practices were suspended until further notice from the 17th of March due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Upcoming dates to plan for:
- We welcome invitations to sing
- 2020-03-07 IWD with Unions NSW in Belmore Park
- 2020-03-01 Denis Kevans book launch at Gaelic Club
- 2020-01-19 Combined Union Concert at Illawarra Folk Festival
- 2019-11-14 Chilean Solidarity flashmob at Central
- 2019-11-02 George Mann Concert at Bush Music Club
- 2019-10-26 Revolutionary Songs for CPA 99th birthday in Lakemba
- 2019-08-23 Singing For The Joy Of It at Marrickville Golf Club
- 2019-07-07 Teachers Federation Conference
- 2019-06-23 Weekend Workshop
- 2019-06-14 Bob Hawke Wake at the Opera House
- 2019-05-31 Trial of Refugee Activist
- 2019-05-31 PSA Conference
- 2019-05-05 May Day Rally
- 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. We are organising another trip to East Timor for the same commemoration in 2020 (or 2021 or 2022) – The Day Of Popular Consultation on the 30th of August (https://www.ausctimor2020.wixsite.com/home).
Be prepared to work on the following songs:
- Anthem (Refugee words)
- Bread and Roses
- Bring Out The Banners
- Bugger The Bankers
- Change the Rules
- Don’t Be Too Polite
- Four Strong Women
- Green Weapons
- Hammer Song
- How I Long For Peace
- I Ain’t Afraid
- If It Weren’t for the Union
- Joe Hill
- Ke Arona
- Let There Be Peace
- Peace Round
- Power in a Union
- Refuge to a Refugee
- Solidarity Forever
- Stand Together
- Tolpuddle Man
- Took the Children Away
- Union Maid (Sally McManus version)
- We Are Building A Strong Union
- We Shall Not Give up the Fight
- What’s That I Hear
- You Gotta Go Down and Join the Union
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.