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Sing For Health

It’s official – singing is good for you!

20,000 Voices has been one of a growing number of organisations which has been promoting the health  benefits of singing recently.  We have long been aware that one of the reasons people take up regular singing in a group or choir is that it makes them feel better.  We are also aware that when children sing together they are happier, work better and achieve more.

Singing improves breathing, develops core muscles, exercises the brain (memory, concentration, linking left and right brain function), engages the emotions and encourages a feeling of belonging.  Singers report benefits in all these areas, but even more they report a huge improvement in their overall mood.

Explore our Sing for Health page – which has articles by singers and medical practitioners about singing for your health, and maintaining a healthy voice; as well as links to research and further information;

Do you have a singing & health story to tell?  Please get in touch with us on info@20000voices.org.

Michael Harper – top tips

Michael Harper is a professional Counter Tenor. In 2009 he led two Gospel singing workshops for 20,000 Voices. Here are his Top Tips for starting, and enjoying singing.

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The Choral Cure

It's official! Singing is good for you, and more and more popular. There are now more community choirs in the UK than fish and chip shops!

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Singing – a healing process

"Re-finding my voice was like re-finding my body and helped to start the healing process." Find out how singing helped Rebecca recover from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.....

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Singing makes you happy

An article on The Telegraph website caught my eye - how true it is that 'Singing makes you happy'. How true that it is good for your health, and doesn't damage your wealth. How wonderful that more and more people are finding singing is a great way to relax, to re-energise.

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All singing is good for you

An article in the Guardian - 'Keeping Body and Soul in Tune' - reinforces our belief that singing is good for you.

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Singing – is good for you

James Davey, director of Chantage - winner of Radio 3 Choir of the Year summarises some research into why singing is good for you.

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Sue’s Ten Top Tips

Susan Hollingworth has worked with 20,000 Voices on several occasions, and after running a "Mend Your Voice" course sent us these useful tips on how to use and care for your voice.

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Singing – an enriching decision

"This decision turned out to be one of the most enriching I have ever made." Find out why.......

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Singing – the best antidepressant

Read what singing has done for Susan Latimer......

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