How Choir Singing Can Benefit Your Life
Singing in an adult choir is a great way to hone your singing skills and exercise your vocal cords. But it can also do so much more than that. Aside from the physical benefits, there are also many emotional advantages to participating in adult choir singing on a regular basis. Singing has been proven to have a positive psychological impact. When you sing, endorphins—also known as the brain’s “pleasure chemicals”—are released. Oxytocin, another pleasure-inducing hormone is also released during singing and this can also help alleviate stress and anxiety.
On an empirical level, singing with a group can also have the following benefits on your life:
Creates a Sense of Community and Strong Support System
Whether you consider yourself a good or bad singer, singing with a group of like-minded individuals from all walks of life has numerous social benefits. It encourages you to get out of the house, meet new people with a shared common interest, and it invites you to open yourself up to new and unique experiences that you might have otherwise missed out on. Singing in a choir forges a strong sense of community in a lighthearted, judgement-free zone.
Benefits People of All Ages
Is doesn’t matter if you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, or 60s, choir singing can have tremendous benefits for people of all ages. It teaches you about breath control, how to expand your vocal range, and how to feel confident singing in front of people. Plus, singing is an excellent stress reliever, which is something everyone—no matter how old you are—can benefit from!
Adds Tremendous Value to Your Life
The great thing about choir singing is that anyone can do it. Whether you choose to embark on the journey on your own or you start it with friends and family by your side, the results are equally rewarding. Not only will you have the opportunity to sing songs that you enjoy, but you can even choose to perform them in front of a live audience if and when you feel ready. Choir singing is a great confidence booster and you might even surprise yourself with how much you actually enjoy singing in a group.
Helps You Live Longer
Remember those pleasure-inducing endorphins and oxytocin chemicals we talked about? It turns out that the more you partake in enjoyable activities, the more likely you are to feel the positive effects on your brain, body, and emotional well-being. Feeling good about yourself and forging strong bonds with the people around you has the power to help you lead a healthy lifestyle, which can substantially extend your life.
After all, it’s not the number of years in your life; it’s the life in your years that truly matters!
Are you interested in joining a local adult singing choir in your area? My Pop Choir is one of the largest adult singing choirs in North America with multiple locations across Toronto and the GTA. We’re here to help you get over your fear of public singing. Come and join our welcoming and happy community featuring singers of all styles, levels, and backgrounds!