Study Demonstrates Benefits of Choral Singing

Young People's Chorus of New York performs on From the Top at Carnegie Hall

Young People's Chorus of New York performs on From the Top at Carnegie Hall

If you enjoy singing with your neighbors, congregation, or classmates, you’re taking an increasingly popular path to a successful life. According to a new study by Chorus America, an estimated 42.6 million adults and children regularly sing in choruses today, and 32.5 million of those are adults! More than 1 in 5 US households have at least one singing family member, making choral singing the most popular form of participation in the performing arts for both adults and children. That’s good news because singing in one of the 270,000 choruses in the U.S., such as a community chorus or a school or church choir, is strongly correlated with qualities that are associated with success throughout life, the study finds. Greater civic involvement, discipline, and teamwork are just a few of the attributes fostered by singing with a choral ensemble.

Now, listen to a few choral performances for inspiration and get out and join a choir, since it seems it is good for your health!

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