5 unexpected benefits of joining a choir

You don’t have to be on American Idol to appreciate the benefits of belting out a good tune – and new research from the University of Oxford shows being part of a choir doesn’t just make you feel good, it’s good for your health too. Read on to discover the unexpected health benefits that should convince you there’s no better time to join our choir.

1 – Feel Good

Singing is full of those feel good endorphins – research has shown people feel good after actively singing, better than they do after just listening to music because the act of singing releases positive neurochemicals such as β-endorphin, dopamine and serotonin.

It’s also shown to be effective in pain relief, too, probably due to the release of neurochemicals such as β-endorphin (a natural painkiller responsible for the “high” experienced after intense exercise).

By Polly Phillips Jan 20th 2024