The Ann Arbor Threshold Choir honors the ancient tradition of women singing at the bedsides of people who are in transition. Our members come from both religious and non-religious backgrounds.

In the news

"Bidding Farewell in Song"
Ann Arbor Observer ~ READ

"Threshold Choir Sings to People on Their Deathbed"

Michigan Radio ~ LISTEN

"Comfort to the Dying"
San Francisco's KQED News ~ WATCH

what we do

The Threshold Choir honors the ancient tradition of women singing at the bedsides of people who are struggling, some with living, some with dying. The voice, as the original human instrument, is a true and gracious vehicle for compassion and comfort. When invited – and without charge – we visit in small groups, welcoming families and caregivers to join us in song or simply to be quietly present.


family members say...

"Your voices and tender love continue to be like the sweet jewel of mother's love, a balm in a rocky and challenging time. Thank you, all of you. The work you do is mighty."


doctors and hospice staff say...

"I have to tell you how incredible it was to see the choir yesterday. I have been deeply affected by the experience."

"I was fortunate to witness L. at work with three of my patients. Her affect on all three of them was moving and very apparent."

"On behalf of my patients and the staff, I would like to thank the Threshold Choir for inspiring us and brightening our day."

"The first patient I visited after T.'s visit told me she was an angel."


A Gift of Song, November 11, 2017

Are you wondering if Threshold Choir is for you or a loved one, or just want to relax into the comfort of soothing song? Come experience the music! All are invited to our bi-annual public event, A Gift of Song on Saturday, November 11, 2017 3:30-5:00 pm at Jewel Heart.

Sit or recline, close your eyes, and let our voices support you in meeting life’s challenges. We welcome people of all ages and genders who are comfortable listening quietly or joining us in quiet singing. Experience the comfort of threshold singing wherever you are in life’s journey — you need not be ill! Please arrive a few minutes before 3:30 to settle in. There is no charge.

Location: 1129 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor. Get directions.

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