Phoenix West Threshold Choir


Phoenix West Threshold Choir

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The Threshold Choir is a network of 120 singing chapters worldwide sending small teams,

when invited, to sing soothing songs at the bedsides of those at the thresholds of living and dying.

Info at

Practice Schedule

Our rehearsal dates in May 2018.  Tuesday rehearsals this month only will be May 15 and 29.  Sundays are the same, May 6 and 20.

First and Third Sundays 12:30 PM

Second and Fourth Tuesdays 7 PM

(for summer schedule contact Marilyn at

12861 N. 8th Avenue at Shadow Rock UCC

In February 2015 Phoenix West hosted the SW Gathering.


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In February 2014 we gathered with our sister choirs in the SW in Flagstaff.

The 2014 National Gathering at Presentation Center was flawless.

(and the redwoods magnificent!)

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The 2013 National Gathering at Bishops’ Ranch was incredible at every level.

After the Boston bombing, defeat of gun control registration, explosion in West, TX–all in one week–our response:

We are sending you light, to heal you, to hold,

We are sending you light, to hold you in love.

–Melanie DeMore

Albuquerque Sunrise–2012 SW Regional Gathering

Click below to watch a short video of the Southwest Threshold Choir Gathering singing to Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai:



Phoenix West Threshold Choir sings for folks who live on the Valley’s westside.  We sing for those approaching a threshold–some in living and some in dying.  The group is learning music that is simple, spiritual, and soothing.  We have partnered with Hospice of the Valley to serve their Thunderbird Palliative Care Unit.  We also sing for shut-ins and in private and care homes.  Once a month we sing at Christian Care Nursing Facility.

When invited to a bedside, our singers  serve to bring ease and comfort.  A calm and focused presence, with gentle voices, simple songs, and sincere kindness is soothing and reassuring to clients, family, and caregivers alike. Practices are scheduled at 12:30 Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings at 7 at Shadow Rock Congregational Church, UCC, on 8th Avenue south of Thunderbird.  Directions at  New members are being accepted.  For more information go to or email Marilyn at To experience a group singing and practicing Threshold Choir music, go to  These three members of a Colorado Springs choir are teaching a song written by one of them to a gathering of other choir members from across the US.

On September 30, 2012, we celebrated one month of practicing with a public demonstration of our singing.  Here we are sending musical vibrations to our friend Mike during a Shadow Rock Church service.