Singing as part of a group can create harmony in more ways than one and will really lift your spirits.
Singing is known to reduce stress and increase endorphins, but did you know that group singing has added benefits such as learning to work and blend with others and making new friends all while learning a new skill?
Is singing in a choir for me?
There are lots of choirs all over Liverpool and if you think that choirs are all held in churches with older people wearing gowns and singing hymns and choral pieces, think again! These days you can even have a beer during the break if you fancy and the repertoire ranges from disco to indie.
There are opportunities available for all levels, so if you’re new to singing and would just like to try it out, you can join a choir that doesn’t have an audition process. If you’re a musician and would like to challenge yourself, there are choirs such as the Philharmonic choir where you can audition and tackle sight singing of choral pieces, but for the majority of choirs you don’t even have to read music.
What are the benefits of singing in a choir?
- Tapping in to your creative side and getting ‘lost in music’
- Many social benefits, from working as a team to socialising during tea (or beer!) breaks
- Learning new breathing techniques that will help you to destress
- Opportunities to build your confidence, such as taking part in performances, or perhaps even a solo?!
- Lifting your mood by increasing endorphins from singing
- Learning new skills such as singing techniques and following musical directions
- A sense of belonging to part of a group
- Sharing your skills with others through performance
Choirs are known for being very fun, happy environments and with Liverpool boasting such diverse choirs as an Indie choir, mental health choirs and even an 80s rock choir as well as lots of community and church choirs you’re bound to find one that’s right for you.