Singing in the News

This section features links to news items and information pages about the benefits of singing and choir membership, with particular reference to health and wellbeing. Some of these articles contain useful facts and figures that you might find helpful when proposing a new project or applying for funding. Several also include links to further articles or research reports.

11 surprising health benefits of singing

Source: TakeLessons

Choir singing improves health, happiness – and is the perfect icebreaker

Source: The Conversation

Singing changes your brain

Source: Time

Belting out music is great for your health, and here’s why

Source: Good Housekeeping

Benefits of singing

Source: Sing Ireland

Why an hour of song can help with hearing

Source: iNews

Music as medicine: evidencing the benefits of live music

Source: Live Music Now

Study sings the praises of choir membership for lonely older adults

Source: CNN Staying Well

Workplace choirs can help guard against stress and isolation

Source: British Psychological Society News

Community singing ‘improves mental health and helps recovery’

Source: BBC News

Singing ‘speeds up’ recovery from post-natal depression

Source: BBC News

Your heart’s song

Source: Heart Matters (British Heart Foundation)

Sing a song of lung health

Source: British Medical Journal

5 reasons why music boosts brain activity

Source: alzheimers.net Blog

Dementia and music

Source: Age UK

Music plays a leading role in new health products for Alzheimer’s and dementia

Source: Billboard Business

Doctors supported to prescribe arts through new £4.5m scheme

Source: Arts Professional

Why Leisure-time Music Making Matters

Source: Making Music