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Singing & Wellbeing

Singing in a choir offers many benefits to both physical and mental wellbeing and can be a deeply enriching and rewarding experience. Being part of a choir provides many physical, emotional and social benefits that contribute to a person's overall wellbeing and personal growth. A growing body of research confirms many of the benefits of singing in a choir.

  • Increased Confidence
    Singing with other people or performing in front of an audience can boost self-confidence.

  • Sense of Achievement
    It can be ver
    y rewarding learning pieces of music together as a group. Recognising progress, both individually and as a group, can provide a real sense of accomplishment. Regular practice and training with an experienced Musical Director can help singers improve their vocal range, control, pitch, tone and overall singing abilities.

  • Enhanced Breathing and Posture
    Singing requires good breathing technique and posture. Regular practice can help participants improve their breathing habits and posture, leading to a number of physiological benefits.

  • Stress Reduction
    have found that singing in a choir can potentially reduce stress and anxiety by releasing endorphins, the "feel-good" hormones, which promote a sense of happiness and relaxation.

  • Enhanced immune system
    One study found that singing in a choir for just one hour increased the levels of proteins that support the body’s ability to fight serious illness – physical evidence that choir singing offers tangible health benefits.

  • Improved memory and concentration
    Learning and memorising music and lyrics can improve cognitive abilities, including memory and concentration.

  • Learning
    Singing in a choir can be a very rewarding learning experience. From learning exciting and diverse new repertoire, to discovering new genres of music, all while developing your singing technique.

  • Connection
    Singing in a choir creates an opportunity for a shared experience and sense of belonging. Working together towards a common goal can be extremely rewarding for all participants. Social connections and friendships are an additional benefit. A study has found that singing in a choir can also support people to develop healthy relationships.

  • Neurological Benefits
    Engaging in music, including choir singing, has been linked to potential neurological benefits such as improved brain plasticity and cognitive function.

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