In the recent times when we talked about community choirs Sydney the first and the only thing that popped in our minds was Sunday morning hymns but over the years that concept has evolved. Now, people are attracted more than ever towards joining the community choir due to a number of benefits that it has been providing to the soul and body of the singers.
There are numerous numbers of studies and research papers that have proved that joining a community choir doesn’t only helps forge social bonds particularly quickly but also acts as an excellent icebreaker. It helps people loved and appreciated which helps ease their pain and suffering. It has also proved to help people recover from the mental illness which is why a psychiatric hospital in Norwich started The Sing Your Heart Out (SYHO) in 2005 to help their patients.
Some of the major benefits of choir singing are;
1. Boost your social skills
In today’s time, our lives are getting busier and busier and we do not get to interact with people of our community on a regular basis which is why our social skills are getting weaker and weaker day by day. Joining a community choir helps you socialize with your society members on regular bases.
2. Provides emotional lift
Singing is one of the best activities to practice whenever you are feeling down. It releases endorphins, a hormone, which reduce stress and anxiety levels and promotes the positive mental state. Performing as a group boosts your mood and takes your mind off whatever had you down.
3. Provides health benefits
Not only does it have emotional benefits, but it also has certain physical benefits. Singing regularly can boost the amount of oxygen in your blood and increases energy levels. It works as a gym as well by working out a number of muscles in the upper body.
4. Encourages your creative side
Everyone has a creative side thus they should be a given a chance to cultivate it. Choir singing brings out your artistic skills into the open and allows you to express yourself in front of people that are actually there to listen to you and appreciate you.
5. Builds confidence
Everyone faces anxiety issues when they are asked to present in front of people. Choir singing gives you a chance to perform on stage with a group of individuals just like you. it helps you come over that fear and builds confidence and self-esteem.