Rainbow Threshold Singers

Rainbow Threshold Singers


We are a group of women who honor the ancient tradition of singing softly at bedside for people facing life’s transitions. Our gentle voices offer comfort and compassion to individuals receiving palliative and end-of-life care. We seek to provide musical solace to our clients and their loved ones. We recognize that it is a privilege to be present during such profound moments.

To read our Guiding Principles, please click here.

Where We Sing

We sing in private homes, care facilities, and an inpatient hospice unit.

Listen to an actual sing featured on NPR in 2012.

Our Service

When invited, three to four singers gather at bedside, sit at “heart” level, and sing a cappella. The songs are simple, nondenominational tunes meant to be soothing or uplifting. There is never a charge for this service.

cream-colored candle in frosted glass container. Branches with small white flowers are laid next to it on a twig mat.

Sing With Us

It is our intention at every sing to bring a healing presence to our cherished clients, to make kindness audible. If this labor of love resonates with you, please consider singing with us. You need not have a trained voice; there are no auditions. We are not a “performance” choir.


We practice from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month, Evanston on the first Thursday and Park Ridge on the third Thursday. All are welcome to attend a practice to see if our choir is for you.


If you would like to invite us to sing for someone you love, or would like to take part in a practice, please contact us by clicking on “Get Involved”on the home page. If interested in becoming a member, click on “Become a Member”, fill in your information, and scroll down to “Rainbow Threshold Singers” in the chapter dropdown menu. If requesting a singer, please complete the information on the “Request Singers” link. We look forward to hearing from you!