Five reasons why you should join a choir...
Benefits of joining a choir - Information for New Choir Members >>
official, singing in a choir improves the way you hear music,
it draws out your innate musical ability and intensifies your
appreciation of harmony. There is a natural learning curve that
occurs quite organically as a consequence of singing regularly
in a group that strengthens your ear. Where choral singing is
concerned, the whole really is the sum of its parts, and choir
members soon become aware of how harmonies combine and complement
Grenville Hancox, Director of the Sidney de Haan Research Centre
for Arts and Health in Kent, has done extensive research on the
benefits of choral singing on psychological well-being.He is
so passionate about the enormous emotional benefits of choral
singing,he has been trying to persuade the medical profession
to prescribe singing instead of Prozac:
we could engage more and more people in singing, Im sure
we would have a healthier nation.
have shown that the mental health benefits of choral singing
include enhanced brain function, strengthened feelings of togetherness,
and the release of endorphins and oxytocin resulting in reduced
stress and depression.
surprising how many people are told at school they cant
sing, a myth that can discourage potential singers for decades.
Most people dont imagine they will ever perform in front
of an audience, and to experience this for the first time as
part of a choir can be life changing.The truth is that, unless
there is hearing loss, anyone can learn to sing. Singing in a
community choir gives you permission to make noise as part of
group, and choir leaders report witnessing new members
confidence grow rapidly.
modern world is one where people are increasingly isolated. Social
media networks offers a semblance of community but the lack of
contact with people in real time and space can intensify feelings
of alienation. Singing has been central to religion and ritual
as a way of connecting communities since ancient times. Being
part of a group working towards a shared endeavour, can fulfil
this human need for belonging and union.
research reveals that group singing helps forge social bonds,
and it does so particularly quickly, acting as a powerful icebreaker.
People feel valued and inevitably make friends with individuals
from a diversity of backgrounds, so horizons are broadened and
social cohesion is improved.
proper singing session is a wonderful workout for the lungs.
The actions of warming up, breathing deeply and opening the diaphragm
all oxygenate the blood, creating more white blood cells, which
strengthens the whole body.The breathing rate slows and deepens,
releasing endorphins and increasing a profound sense of well-being.
All this lung action reduces the chance of illness and is excellent
for people who suffer asthma, and emphysema.
also improves your posture and tones your stomach muscles
a strong core supports the spine so your body will be less prone
to injury as you age.
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