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494 Rt. 10 WestFirst Presbyterian Church of WhippanyHanover, NJ07981
Garden State Threshold Choir is a new chapter of Threshold Choir, the national, nonprofit 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 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.
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 will be expected to attend rehearsals regularly, receive and respond to email messages from the director, and to commit to practicing and learning the lovely songs. We rehearse in Whippany, but bedside visits may be in hospice facilities, homes or hospitals. Background checks and other requirements and training will be required by hospice agencies. Once ready to go to bedside, we can expect an additional half day per week of time commitment.
For more information and hear samples of the music, visit thresholdchoir.org, and visit the Garden State Threshold Choir page at https://thresholdchoir.org/Garden_State.