Why Singing is Good for Your Body, MIND, and Spirit. Part 4 of 5
Choral singing is particularly good for you. In addition to everything involved with solo singing, it has the added element of a sense of belonging. An article published in www.howstuffworks.com states:
But of all types of singing, it's choral singing that seems to have the most dramatic effects on people's lives.
A study published in Australia in 2008 revealed that on average, choral singers rated their satisfaction with life higher than the public -- even when the actual problems faced by those singers were more substantial than those faced by the general public [source: MacLean]. A 1998 study found that after nursing-home residents took part in a singing program for a month, there were significant decreases in both anxiety and depression levels [source: ISPS]. Another study surveying more than 600 British choral singers found that singing plays a central role in their psychological health [source: ISPS].
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has put a temporary stop to choral singing, but the next best thing is taking part in online singing opportunities like our Saturday SipNSings. You can gather together with other singers, sing if you like, or just support and enjoy the singing of your friends.