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a song-prayer for our President’s safety from Threshold Choir founder, Kate Munger

Lyrics: “May the depth and strength of our dreams lift you up and keep you safe.  May the depth and strength of our hope keep you whole.” – Kate Munger, Founder of Threshold Choirs

The all-women Threshold Choirs honor the ancient tradition of 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. The choirs provide opportunities for women to share the sacred gifts of their voices at life’s thresholds.

When we are invited to a bedside, we visit in small groups. We invite families and caregivers to join us in song or to participate by listening. We choose songs to respond to musical taste, spiritual direction, and physical capacity. The songs may include rounds, chants, lullabies, hymns, spirituals, and choral music.

The service is our gift; there is no charge. We gratefully accept donations for our ongoing expenses.

For more information about Threshold Choir, visit

If you are a female Nevada County resident interested in joining our local Threshold Choir, contact Beth Karow at 530-432-3090.