Photo courtesy of John Pitocco.
Music has remarkable powers to heal and bring comfort to those in the final stages of life, even to many who are comatose. "Lullabies for the End of Life" is a program that describes the work of two women at the forefront of bringing music to the bedsides of the terminally ill:
Therese Schroeder-Sheker is a medieval scholar, harp player, music professor, founder of the Chalice of Repose and academic dean of the School of Music Thanatology in Oregon.
Kate Munger is the founder and director of the Threshold Choir, based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The program script is also available as a PDF file here.