Providing healing song through life's transitions...
Who We Are
Heart Song Threshold Singing offers opportunities for singers to share the sacred gift of voice at life's thresholds. We are a volunteer group based in Sussex, Wisconsin and a chapter of the Threshold Choir, an international organization that honors the ancient tradition of singing at the bedside of people who are struggling: some with living, some with dying. Our gentle, soothing voices bring compassion and comfort, hope and healing.
What We Do
When invited to a bedside, we visit in a small group of about five singers. Providing our own seating arrangements allows us to sit at "heart level" with each individual, creating a calm and peaceful surrounding. We invite families and caregivers to participate by listening or joining us in song. Heart Song Threshold Singing uses a unique selection of a cappella songs including rounds, chants, lullabies, spirituals, choral music, and hymns. Our flexibility allows us to choose songs that respond to the individual's musical taste, spiritual beliefs, and physical capacity. This singing is given as a gift; there is no charge.
Where We Sing
Partnering with AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc and LindenGrove in Menomonee Falls, we currently provide Heart Song Threshold Singing three times a month for those in their care. Our group is also available to sing anywhere there is a need in Waukesha County.
Where We Practice
The Heart Song Threshold Singing group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Redeemer United Church of Christ in Sussex. We meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and use our time for learning to blend our voices while singing quietly together, building our repertoire of songs, meditation, and mutual support of each other's joys and concerns. Since this is not a performance choir, we welcome all singers who feel drawn to this work (and can carry a tune) to join.
Thank you for your interest in Heart Song Threshold Singing. For further information about scheduling an in-home bedside singing, joining our group, or to answer any other questions, please contact our coordinator by email.