York Hospital’s new Wellbeing Choir is open to everyone including staff, patients, visitors and members of the public. All abilities welcome, no singing experience necessary.
Studies show that singing in a choir has positive effects on physical health, which can improve life expectancy and quality of life.
We hope to encourage as many people as possible to come and join us. There is a huge amount of evidence to show that singing improves our mood, with a decrease in stress, depression and anxiety. Singing increases the level of ‘happiness hormones’ endorphin, oxytocin and serotonin which also increase pain-tolerance thresholds, helping people suffering chronic pain or illnesses.
These benefits are boosted in a group setting, compared to singing alone. The wellbeing choir will offer a relaxed session suitable for all abilities. We hope to provide opportunities for people to socialise, and most importantly, to feel good and have fun!
The choir will be led by Nicola Betts, community musician, music teacher and singer. Her work includes leading community choirs and music sessions for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
The choir starts on 9 January 2019 and runs until 27 March between 12 -1.30pm every Wednesday in York Hospital’s Chapel on the main corridor near junction 5.
Anyone interested in joining the choir should come along, or contact Jess to find out more on 01904 725265 or email@example.com.
Full details on the webpage: https://www.yorkhospitals.nhs.uk/wellbeingchoir/