Join our next Potluck & Hymn Sing on
Sunday September 23 at 5:00 PM.
Bring a dish to pass and be prepared to make a joyful noise!
Scientists are currently exploring the physiological and psychological benefits of singing with promising results. Most recently, a November 2017 study of self-reported data from 1,779 choir members around the world provided “confirmatory evidence to support choral singing as a means of improving well being,” the authors wrote in Perspectives in Public Health. Participants claimed making music fostered social connection, cognitive stimulation, mental health, enjoyment, and transcendence. Singing can enhance your mood and create a sense of group identity, Stephen Clift writes in Music, Health, and Wellbeing. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/news/a47211/singing-health-benefits/
Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. What researchers are beginning to discover is that singing is like an infusion of the perfect tranquilizer, the kind that both soothes your nerves and elevates your spirits. Study after study has found that singing relieves anxiety and contributes to quality of life. It turns out you don’t even have to be a good singer to reap the rewards. Group singing is cheaper than therapy, healthier than drinking, and certainly more fun than working out. It is the one thing in life where feeling better is pretty much guaranteed. http://ideas.time.com/2013/08/16/singing-changes-your-brain/