17 people are interested
Singing with compassion
ORGANIZATION: Garden State Threshold Choir
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17 people are interested
Garden State Threshold Choir is an affiliated chapter of Threshold Choir, the nonprofit network of a cappella choirs who go by invitation, in small groups of 2-4 singers, to the bedside of hospice patients and others at the thresholds between life and death. We bring musical solace to patients, their caretakers and families by singing gentle songs in harmony.
Our songs come from a repertoire developed by Threshold Choir for this work. The songs are simple, nondenominational, and usually sung in three-part harmony. We have no religious affiliation and honor all spiritual paths. We are not a choir of performance, but rather of compassion and presence.
You need to be able to carry a tune, hold your part, blend with others, and accept feedback, so that we create the most blended and graceful sound possible. You are expected to attend rehearsals regularly, receive and respond to email messages from the director, and commit to practicing and learning the lovely songs. Background checks and other requirements and training will be required by hospice agencies.
We rehearse on most Tuesday evenings; alternating between in-person rehearsals in Whippany and virtual rehearsals on Zoom; locations for singing at bedside (nursing facilities, homes or hospitals) vary and usually take place on weekday afternoons.
For more information, visit thresholdchoir.org, and visit the Garden State Threshold Choir page at https://thresholdchoir.org/Garden_State.
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About Garden State Threshold Choir
304 Beaverbrook Terrace, Whippany, NJ 07981, US
The Garden State Threshold Choir is a chapter of Threshold Choir, and the first in New Jersey. Threshold Choir is a network of a cappella choirs who go by invitation, in small groups of 2-4 singers, to the bedside of hospice patients and others at the thresholds of life. We bring musical solace to patients, their caretakers and families by singing gentle songs in harmony.
The Garden State Threshold Choir became an official chapter of the international nonprofit organization, Threshold Choir in March 2018. We began our mission to bring comfort to those facing life's thresholds. Our songs come from a repertoire developed by Threshold Choir specifically for this work. They are simple and nondenominational, and are usually sung in three-part harmony. We honor all spiritual paths and have no religious affiliation.
We are seeking singers who hear this calling to them. There is no formal audition, but we ask that you able to carry a tune, hold your part, blend with others, and accept feedback in order to create the most blended and graceful sound possible.
We rehearse on most Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, in Whippany, NJ (near the juncture of Rt. 80, Rt. 287, Rt. 10, and Rt. 24) and also on Zoom.
For more information, visit thresholdchoir.org or contact GardenState@thresholdchoir.org.
494 Rt. 10 WestFirst Presbyterian Church of WhippanyWhippany, NJ 07981
February 16, 2023
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Rehearsal on Tuesday evenings; time learning songs on your own; after training period, it varies, but generally up to one afternoon per week for visits.
- See description.