It's not too late to join the fun... The AISL Community Choir invites you to enjoy the benefits of group singing!
Let's admit it... we've all eventually come to the reluctant realization that our voices seem to sound so much more impressive within the secluded acoustics of our showers, than in "the real world"... yet every day at AISL, students and adults choose to be courageous enough to share their voices and their songs with one another and with the wider AISL community. Could it be that there is something more to this singing thing?
Perhaps the AISL Community Choir has figured it out. Its members have decided to leave their hairbrush-microphones at home once a week, joining their voices in song for an hour and a half each Wednesday evening. Through their experiences, they are discovering that current research is really true: the scientifically proven benefits of group singing are physical, emotional, social, and... Well, come and see, come and sing, come and experience for yourself! Also check out the interesting links below.*
Past choral participation and perceived "talent" are not prerequisites. Come join the fun on WEDNESDAYS IN THE CHOIR ROOM ("Sausage Tree 2"), any time between 16:30 and 18:00. Current songs include pop classics "Drive My Car", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", and the traditional "Tshosholoza". ("Liquid courage" may be provided...)
*TIME Magazine: "Singing Changes Your Brain: Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins"
*Health Fitness Revolution: "Top 11 Health Benefits of Singing"... "get better sleep... live longer..."
*Lifehack: "21 Incredible Benefits of Singing"... "In study after study, the benefits of singing included not just the mental, but the emotional, physical, and even spiritual well-being of its participants. One might even be tempted to call singing a cure-all."
*University of Oxford: "Choir singing improves health, happiness"... "In light of mounting concerns about loneliness and isolation and the increasingly urgent search for solutions, it is fascinating that people seem to be returning to an interest in connecting with one another through singing."
*The Telegraph: "All together now: singing is good for your body and soul"... "Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, found that choristers’ heartbeats synchronise when they sing together, bringing about a calming effect that is as beneficial to our health as yoga."
*TakeLessons: "The truth about having a bad singing voice"... "As the saying goes, 'Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.'"
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