Why sing?

Vocality choirs offer

  • a fun, focussed activity with like-minded others
  • a great stress-buster which leaves you uplifted and energised
  • the buzz of co-operating with others to create an amazing sound
  • the chance to indulge – or discover – your love of singing!

The benefits to health and wellbeing

The benefits of singing to our health and wellbeing, especially singing with others, are well documented and significant. Research suggests these include:

 

  • Elevated mood
  • Enhanced energy levels
  • Decreased stress levels
  • Boost to the immune system
  • Toning of the stomach and facial muscles
  • Improved lung capacity through deeper breathing
  • Stimulated circulation
  • Younger sounding voice
  • Enhanced mental alertness, concentration and memory
  • Improved posture
  • Greater confidence
  • Better presentation skills
  • Opportunity to make friends with people who share an interest

See the research:

Singing your heart out …is good for you (BBC, Dec 2010)

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12021903

Health Check: Singing for mental health (BBC, July 2010)

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10732106

Barbershop Harmony Society – with links to some scientific research
Link to Word document
No Sweat – Sing Yourself to Better Health (A Cappella News, Jan 2008)
www.acappellanews.com/archive/001752.html