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Some of the benefits of singing in a choir
-We develop healthier lungs (elevate our stress coping meter).
Learning to negotiate very long passages in one breath can be very good for the lungs. We learn to inhale deeper, thus filling every nook and cranny of our breathing apparatus. It is very important to really pump up the lungs, so the experts say. Personally I notice singers breathe remarkably slower than the non-singers. I really did some watching and realized that the breathing exercises can really enhance the way one uses the organ. In fact, it is encouraged to breathe deeply and slowly. It can be learned actually and become an acquired habit. It is indeed good for you.
- We get in better shape (exude a vision of confidence and health).
As choristers, we find it very vital to sit and stand properly. For sure, your choir conductor had encouraged you to acquire the habit. And if you are one to most likely heed his advice, you can be observed to stand more impressively, sit without slouching, and walk elegantly-all images of health and confidence. If only for these things, choir is worth all the trouble.
- We elevate our singing prowess (learn many things and benefit from them).
As days and months pass, we notice development in our singing proficiency. Non-singers tend to tire up easily as they sing. Notice also that they frequently "trip over" the fast songs, they occasionally cough here and there, or altogether stop in the middle of singing. The singers, having been exposed to varying speeds of songs, reading music and lyrics at the same time, build up stamina and cope up more easily than the average individual. On top of that, did you notice that singers have a more commanding voice and a more polished vocabulary?
- We get a "de-stresser" (release after a week of hard work).
Once in a while, one needs to express himself and "de-stress", especially after spending a week in front of a monitor, or of scanning heaps of prescribed school reading, or simply for sitting through hours of traffic on the way to school or work. We need to "let off steam," but of course, in a positive way. Singing out loud in the vocalization routines is good enough. And songs, having "peaks of emotion" at one or two places will bring the singer to an elevated sphere where he somehow finds release from the gathering burnout.
- We get to cultivate an intimate circle of friends or "family" (positive emotional involvement).
As we huddle, and labor, and perform together, asking and giving each other support and know-how, we get attached to each other on a deeper level. Thus, meaningful relationships (no pun intended, really) result. It is very much anticipated that everyone eventually opens up to one another, thus, breaking the walls of animosity and self-consciousness.
- We go through the week with a new song in our hearts (people with music in their hearts tend to work more efficiently and productively).
I remembered an officemate way, way back. She sings and hums all day long as she breezes through her work.).
Finally, being able to perform in a choir in front of people develops stage presence which can be very useful in one's performance in school or workplace
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