Posts tagged singing
Great night on Friday for Comic Relief – we played our part and the charity concert raised around £500 – monies still being counted but all in all a fantastic event. The Big band and soloists were on top form as were the young singers and CHCGC! The Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Carol Cunio was in attendance and the evening went with a real swing. There was singing, dancing and tea and refreshments all in aid of Comic Relief
Another of our standard Monday evening rehearsals last night and once again was amazed how much better I felt as a result; after a hard and tiring day at work, it is often difficult to get out again in the evening, but once there always enjoy it and feel energized. I thought I would research this and came up with the following from the Heart Research UK web site:-
Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, who has studied developmental and medical aspects of singing for 30 years says, “The health benefits of singing are both physical and psychological. Singing has physical benefits because it is an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the blood stream and exercises major muscle groups in the upper body, even when sitting. Singing has psychological benefits because of its normally positive effect in reducing stress levels through the action of the endocrine system which is linked to our sense of emotional well-being. Psychological benefits are also evident when people sing together as well as alone because of the increased sense of community, belonging and shared endeavour.”
See the full article here.
I can certainly endorse this view – why not come along and try it for yourself?