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The all-women Threshold Choirs honor the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people who are struggling: some with living, some with dying. The voice, as the original human instrument, is a true and gracious vehicle for compassion and comfort. The choirs provide opportunities for women to share the sacred gifts of their voices at life's thresholds.

When we are invited to a bedside, we visit in small groups. We invite families and caregivers to join us in song or to participate by listening. We choose songs to respond to musical taste, spiritual direction, and physical capacity. The songs may include rounds, chants, lullabies, hymns, spirituals, and choral music.

The service is our gift; there is no charge. We gratefully accept donations for our ongoing expenses.

Personal Stories

Today I went to visit one of my hospice patients, and when I got there she was asleep. I decided to sing softly to her for a while since I had gone all the way over there.
I was singing softly with my eyes closed, and suddenly I realized I didn't hear her light snoring any more, so I opened my eyes and she was awake. She had tears in her eyes.....