Songs for Comfort and Peace

Fisher Pond - photo by Rebecca GravesPhoto by Rebecca Graves

Dear Friends,

As some of you may know, but I co-direct the Vashon Threshold Choir, a group of deeply caring island women who bring comfort through song to the bedsides of those at thresholds of living and dying.

This Sunday, the Vashon Threshold Choir will be holding an Open House from 3-4pm at the Cohousing Common House (full details below). If you’re on the island, we hope you can join us! We’d also be very grateful if you could share this information with anyone you think might be interested in this choir either as a singer or as someone who might consider our service for a loved one.

Thank you so very much!
Yours in song,
Jane Valencia
Vashon Threshold Choir co-director

Vashon Threshold Choir Open House.
Sunday, April 2, 3-4pm.
Vashon Cohousing Common House 10421 SW Bank Rd

The Vashon Threshold Choir brings comfort through song to those at the thresholds of living and dying. Come join us for tea, snacks, and good company and find out about this sacred end-of-life work. You’ll experience the soft, restful songs we offer at the bedside, and also learn a song or two.

For your enjoyment: Here is the public service announcement that the Voice of Vashon community radio station put together about this open house. It is marvelous!

Note: Please park on Bank Road to keep parking spaces open for residents. Please note that the Cohousing Common House has a “no shoes” policy.

For more information, please contact Jane Valencia.

Radio Show – Episode 24 – Living and Dying – March 5, 2017

As part of the Vashon Conversation with the Living about Dying project, this Sunday’s Forest Halls Celtic show is devoted to music and folklore around this theme. We’ll slip past the Veil and enter the Otherworld to experience grief, longing, and beauty on our musical journey. Joining us is special guest and master storyteller, Allison Cox, sharing a tale. Come enjoy her warmth, good humor, and marvelous way with words!

12:02: Karen Matheson (of Capercaillie) – Dark Alan (from Rob Roy)
12:06: Alasdair Fraser & Paul Machlis – Niel Gow’s Lament of the Death of his Second Wife
12:10: Andy M Stewart – The Land O The Leal
12:16: Allison Cox – Interview and Storytelling
12:42: Kim Robertson – Separation of Soul and Body
12:44: Kim Robertson – The Clergy’s Lamentation/Separation Of Soul And Body
12:51: Tina Malia – Shores of Avalon
12:57: Spookytree (Deb Knodel & Jane Valencia) – Lochaber No More

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