In the news today ….
Singing in a choir boosts the immune system of people affected by cancer, according to a new study.
“Singing in the choir is about more than just enjoyment, it genuinely makes you feel better”
Diane Raybould, 64, Bridgend Sing With Us Choir
- Being in a choir could help the body fight cancer by boosting the immune system
- Singing reduces stress hormones, such as cortisol, and boosts mood
- Reducing anxiety takes strain off immune system so it can fight disease
- People with depression experienced the greatest mood improvement
- The research suggests singing in a choir could help put cancer patients in the best possible condition to receive treatment and stop tumours returning.
Read the full report HERE
and HERE with rather technical jargon!
Today, Sunday, we sang at the village carol service ar Stithians Methodist Church. We shared the singing with Stithians Male Voice Choir and a hearty congregation and were enchanted by the village school hand bell ringers. The occasion was made even sweeter by tea and mince pies afterwards!
It has been exceptionally mild this December and we have been fortunate that our journeys to concerts so far have been blessed by the weather gods – no rain! Fingers crossed for Tuesday when we sing in the village hall.
On Friday 11th we were privileged to take part in a service in Truro Cathedral for Christian Aid. It was a lovely occasion with a packed Cathedral, rousing singing and a distinctly festive feel.
Cavernous spaces are challenging to sing in as it is difficult to hear the people around you and appreciate the overall sound. However the Choir really raised its game and sang with a beautifully pure, rounded tone and deep sincerity. They also looked smart in their red and black winter uniform.
Here is a recording, made by an audience member with a teeny weeny recording device and regrettably, a lot of extraneous noise. I hope it is useful for the Choir to hear itself and have a lasting memory of a lovely occasion.
Hodie Christus Natus Est
from A Ceremony Of Carols by Benjamin Britten
Two more songs to follow soon!
Thanks to the combined efforts and generosity of many people, our recent concert raised £550 for Marie Curie Care and Support Through Terminal Illness!
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
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