By Carol Tannenhauser
A very special event will take place in Riverside Park at West 80th Street on Sunday, May 1st.
It is presented by the Threshold Choir of New York City (TCNYC), but “it is not a concert,” a press release was careful to say. Rather it is an act of “audible kindness…an opportunity to honor, nurture, and share space with the community in contemplative and calming song.”
Marcia Picciotto is a member of the choir. “There are 200 chapters around the country and abroad,” she explained. “We sing to those at the ’thresholds of life,’ to hospice and cancer patients in hospitals, hospices and in patients’ homes.
“On May 1st, all the chapters will be organizing a Choral Remembrance to honor those lost during the COVID 19 pandemic. Threshold Choir NYC will be holding an event in Riverside Park.”
“All are welcome to join the Song Circle for a dose of audible kindness and to let soothing voices bring comfort and peace to you,” the release added. “For those interested, the final songs will include an invitation to join in the singing.”