The Full Circle Singers are a group of women who have come together to bring a sense of comfort and peace to people who are nearing the end of their lives, and to their whānau and people caring for them, through gentle singing. Many of us have been singing together in a community choir for several years.
Although an independent group, we are affiliated to North Haven Hospice, Whangārei. As Hospice volunteers we have some training in palliative care, and have all undergone a police vetting process.
We sing songs and waiata of nature, peace, aroha, connectedness/kotahitanga and grace. We have no religious affiliation and sing for people of all faiths, or no faith. We sing with soft voices together, in unison or in harmony, without any instrumental accompaniment.
Most of our songs are short and simple. It is through the repetition of the song that a sense of calm, comfort and relaxation is reached. We offer our singing as a gentle blessing, not as entertainment.
We sing to honour the space between what was, and what is to come.