Singing is Cool & It’s Good for the Soul!
Nearly everyone loves to listen when others sing, though you may not believe that you have a natural singing ability. All of us are self-conscious about how we sound. With The Queensmen you will discover that the ‘whole’ really is greater than the sum of our individual voices. We promise you will enjoy being a part of something bigger than yourself. Our clear common denominator is our desire to sing.
Whether or not you have singing experience, you will learn from our Music Director, Kento Stratford. He is an excellent teacher – precise in his instructions yet patient with us all.
From an article by Voice Council Magazine in 2017, here are four of the many benefits of singing for physical and mental health; it’s backed by science:
- Make you feel good with endorphins and better circulation.
The body’s “feel-good” hormones (endorphins) are released when we perform as part of a choir. The deep breaths taken during singing equates to that of an aerobic exercise, which increases blood flow and releases endorphins.
- Enhance your immune system.
One hour of group singing significantly lowers the stress hormone Cortisol and boosts a person’s immune system through release of antibodies in the blood. Positive emotions felt during group singing contribute to a “high” that singers often experience after rehearsals.
- Increase social fulfilment.
Studies have found that after just one group singing class, participants feel closer to each other than when participating in other group classes. Oxytocin, the hormone associated with love, trust and bonding contributes to the close bonds of friendship in singing groups. It can even help with grieving and healing after a loss.
- Boost your self-esteem.
Learning something new will boost your confidence whilst stimulating the mind and memory of older singers. You will focus with 100% of your mind.
If you wish to read more, here is an interesting link about other benefits.
We promise that you will leave our rehearsals feeling uplifted and invigorated from the act of singing and from connecting with the rest of us!