We always welcome new members in our Chancel Choir. There have been a lot of studies recently that reveal the many benefits of singing in a choir. While any singing has rewards, there are reasons you should join a choir rather than simply singing in the shower. Studies have found that singing in a choir releases oxytocin, a chemical that manages anxiety and stress and, according to McGill University professor Daniel Levitin, enhances feelings of trust and bonding. It doesn't even matter if you can sing well. Investigators found that those singing in a choir experience the same benefits even when “the sound produced by the vocal instrument is of mediocre quality.”
So…Even if you don’t sing like a rock star
or an opera singer,
we can find a place for you and
we would love for you to
reap these benefits just the same
by joining our choir!
When the voices of the singers surrounding you hit your ears, you’ll be bathed in dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain that is associated with feelings of pleasure and alertness. Music also lowers cortisol, a chemical that signals levels of stress.
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
It’s time to sign up for the choir! Your good health depends on it!