Always face the person in the chair. Sense their breath, the rising and falling of the lungs, the blood's flush on the cheeks.This was the advice of Ellen Synakowski to members of the Washington, D.C., Threshold Choir, only a few months into its existence. Their job: to use song to comfort the dying through the end of life.
"When you came to our church and sang, I had more energy than I have had in many months. When you and the choir sang to my