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ORGANIZATION: Garden State Threshold Choir

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Threshold Choir

Garden State Threshold Choir is an affiliated chapter of Threshold Choir International, 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 in Whippany; 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

Location:

304 Beaverbrook Terrace, Whippany, NJ 07981, US

Mission Statement

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 women's 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.

Description

The Garden State Threshold Choir became an official chapter of the international nonprofit organization, Threshold Choir, which is based in California, in March 2018. We have begun 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 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).
For more information, visit thresholdchoir.org or contact me at GardenState@thresholdchoir.org.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Arts & Culture, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

494 Rt. 10 WestFirst Presbyterian Church of WhippanyHanover, NJ 07981

(40.82219,-74.41129)
 

SKILLS

  • Singing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Rehearsal on Tuesday evenings, and after training period, up to 2-4 hours per week
  • See description.

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