Fifty Shades of Grey matter….
The Military Wives, Sing While You Work and even Last Choir Standing were TV programmes that tapped into the vast potential and health benefits of singing in a choir. The success of these programmes showed why the UK has such a strong vocal tradition and demonstrated that singing really can bring people together at the same time as making significant differences to a person’s health, wellbeing and happiness. The rise of ‘Open Access’ Choirs has meant that anyone who wants to can try singing in a choral environment free from any pressure of auditions, or the need to be able to read music. There is a choir here in Wokingham to suit anyone’s desire or experience. One company - singhealthy runs three choirs locally (one for the BBC) and will welcome anyone who wants to find out how singing really can make a difference to your life. All the choirs are based on a fun singing approach and perform a range of popular music from The Beatles to Jessie J, so there is something for everyone. Musical Director of singhealthy, Dorian Edwards says: “The great thing about a choir is that you are never singing alone and you really are in both a strong team and social environment. The health benefits are not emphasised enough as there is strong evidence that singing can really help you feel great and boost your grey matter. All you have to do is come along to one of weekly sessions and find out for yourself why we enjoy what we do, at the same time raising money for many local and national charities. It really is the most fun you can have for less than a couple of pints of beer.” Why not come along and try it for yourself the choirs meet Wednesday at The Open Learning Centre Bracknell at 7.30pm and Thursday at The Methodist Church Rose Street at 7.30om. Visit www.singhealthy.co.uk or call 01189771248 to find out more details.
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