Who we are
Cadence Singers is a group of women who seek to bring solace and strength to life's toughest passages, particularly the pathway of dying.
Our songs are not religiously oriented and are therefore appropriate for anyone. We do not 'perform' but rather offer a companionship of compassion for life's most difficult days.
A calm presence
Our unaccompanied quiet songs are particularly suited to the bedside and the hospice ministry.
This loving service is offered freely to everyone within the Auckland area.
Embracing harmony and peace
Through gentle presence, words and melody, we invite the person and their whanau to experience and embrace harmony and peace.
A small group of three or four singers attends the person's bedside and sings unison and harmonised songs for approximately 15-20 minutes.
We are also available to sing at other similar occasions; a remembrance service or with those suffering grief or loss.
Cadence Singers are members of the Threshold Choir network in the USA.
"May You Find Peace" composed by Helen Greenspan
Thanks to Alyx Duncan for filming and producing the clip below. These words are derived from a Buddhist sutra with music by Kate Munger for use by Threshold Choirs. This is a Cadence Singers version.
The video clip below has been produced by Kate Munger, founder of the Threshold Choir movement in USA, and provides some background to the sort of service Cadence Singers offers.
Singers meet fortnightly to prepare songs. We also hold Saturday morning workshops about 3-4 times each year to deepen our understanding of what we do and how we do it, building relationships with one another along the way.
Get in Touch
To learn more or to ask for singers to attend a bedside, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org