The Threshold Choir honors 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. When invited, we visit the bedsides a few times a week in small groups and we invite families and caregivers to join us in song or to participate by listening. Our repertoire is chosen to respond to individual musical taste, spiritual direction and physical capacity. Our singing might include rounds, chants, lullabies, hymns, spirituals and classical choral music. The service is our gift; there is no charge. After 12 years of service, there are over 80 choirs worldwide and we are growing. http://www.thresholdchoir.org
In 90 minutes of singing with Kate Munger, Founder and Creative Director of Threshold Choir, you will feel the shiver as you reclaim your tribal birthright of singing at significant thresholds of life, you will understand and incorporate the roles that silence, blend, simplicity, unison, harmony, listening, repetition, improvisation, familiar and unfamiliar songs and intention play at bedsides and how and when to use your voice as a vehicle of healing.
Kate Munger has been passionate about community singing since she was 8 years old at Girl Scout Camp. Today at 62 she founded and directs the Threshold Choirs, 80 choirs worldwide, primarily for women who are called to sing at the bedsides of people who are dying, in coma, children in hospital and with folks who are grieving and women who are incarcerated.