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James Brown… does “The old landmark”

James Brown… does “The old landmark”

James Brown - Godfather of Soul James Brown, the Godfather of Soul had a career that lasted more than 50 years. One of his most memorable offerings was his rendition of The Old Landmark, released in 1980 and included in the iconic movie The Blues Brothers in 1995. The...

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Elvis sings The Gospel!!

Elvis sings The Gospel!!

Did you know that Elvis was nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, winning a total of 10 Grammys with three for his Gospel music? He won two of these Grammys for his sacred albums and one for a live performance of How Great Thou Art. Elvis was heavily influenced by Gospel...

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Back to the School Choir

Back to the School Choir

You might be amazed to learn that more and more young people are joining choirs, right across Australia! Whether you believe that you can sing or not, joining a choir is a great way to add another interesting layer to your life. So if you are a closet singer, belting...

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What does singing do to your brain?

What does singing do to your brain?

We have previously said that singing makes you happy, due to the release of endorphins that are associated with feelings of pleasure, whilst oxytocin reduces feelings of stress and anxiety. This pleasurable feeling may also be due to the musical vibrations that flow...

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How do singers protect their voices?

How do singers protect their voices?

Singers need to protect their voices, so they are very aware of the first signs that something might be amiss. Hoarse or raspy sounds, sore throats and not being able to hit their top notes can all indicate that they need to pay more attention to their voice. Misusing...

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Why should more men join a choir?

Why should more men join a choir?

When men are looking for a hobby or a lifestyle change, singing in a choir isn’t always the first thought that springs to mind, but it should be! There are so many great benefits for men when they get together with a group of like minded people to sing in a choir....

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Singing in a choir synchronises our heartbeats

Singing in a choir synchronises our heartbeats

Everyone who sings in a choir knows that singing together makes us feel better, but did you know that it actually synchronises our heartbeats? That’s an absolutely amazing piece of information! An article published in ‘Frontiers of Psychology’ found that since singing...

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Singing makes you happy!

Singing makes you happy!

Over the years, I have often heard people in our choir say that they're really tired and didn't want to come to choir practice and needed to talk themselves into coming. At the end of rehearsals however, they felt as if they were walking on air! How does singing make...

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Singing in a choir builds teamwork

Singing in a choir builds teamwork

Lots of people talk about teamwork and how we need to promote working together as a team in our jobs, particularly when working on projects. Some employers really push this concept and others not so much. But working together to achieve a single goal is something that...

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Does singing in a choir make you happy?

Does singing in a choir make you happy?

Whilst studies have already shown that singing in small groups makes you happy. No-one had really looked at the effects in large choirs. Well, a study in 2015 did just that and found that whilst singing in small groups might make you happy. Singing in large choirs...

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