Who We Are
Cache Valley Threshold Singers is a local chapter of Threshold Choir. We are a group of women who gather to sing spiritual and comforting songs at the bedside of those who are seriously ill, at a crisis or a life threshold. Our chapter was established in 2019. There are nearly 200 chapters around the world.
We are all volunteers who gladly sing for those who call on us, considering it an honor to sing at bedside. Our gentle music specifically communicates love, gratitude, compassion, grace, comfort, and peace at difficult times. We look forward to serving the surrounding communities in Cache Valley with these comforting songs.
What We Do
When invited to bedside, our members sing gentle, spiritual music to offer ease and comfort to those who are suffering or near the end of life. We sing in care facilities, hospitals, and private homes. Our members visit in groups of 3 to 5, singing a cappella, for about 20 minutes. We come when invited by individuals or family members, by hospice or healthcare representatives (with permission of the patient or family). Family members and caregivers are invited to participate by listening or singing with us.
Threshold Choirs honor all spiritual paths, but have no religious affiliation. We sing from our hearts. These soft, soothing songs convey a calm presence and ease at tender times. We offer a stillness and silence between our songs, so they may settle in the soul. Our service of song is a gift; there is no cost.
Cache Valley Threshold Singers holds rehearsals on Tuesday nights from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Terrace Grove Assisted Living Center, in the downstairs Activity Room. We are very grateful to the Sunshine Terrace Foundation in Logan, Utah for offering this facility to us for our rehearsals.
Most of us are not professional musicians, but singing for Threshold Choir does require a certain level and style of voice. Guidelines for singing with us include the ability to carry a tune, blend your voice, hold your part in harmony, sing softly, and communicate kindness. Some singers learn by reading music, and some learn by ear; all learning types are welcome.
Music composed for Threshold Choir repertoire specifically communicates serenity and presence. Since we are not a performance choir, we practice singing quietly together, carefully listening to one another, and always keeping in mind our intention, to touch a place in the heart that needs soothing.
How to Contact Us
If you are interested in requesting a bedside visit or visiting a rehearsal, please email us. We look forward to bringing the blessing of songs to all those who may benefit. Our email address: [email protected]
Because of the coronoavirus quarantine/distancing regulations, Threshold Choir chapters are not allowed to sing for song recipients at this time. We would love to offer the comfort of our songs in person but are instead offering recordings that can be downloaded, then played for those who are not allowed to have visitors. Please inform hospital and hospice healthcare workers, music therapists, chaplains, social workers, counselors, families and friends that they can play these songs from their phones, tablets, or computers so that comforting songs can be at the bedside of those who are suffering a crisis or are at a life threshold. These downloads are ready! Please check this webpage for details: https://www.hartshots.com/threshold
Cache Valley Threshold Singers look forward to providing the comfort of song in person, to those who request this service, as soon as restrictions are lifted.