Answer: they have all been the subject of the fabulously successful BBC series The Choir where Gareth Malone puts together a choir of unlikely singers and transforms them into a successful singing ensemble, in the process often changing the lives of the participants forever.
The Choir has been a huge success on TV, with up to 3,500,000 people tuning in weekly to follow the progress of their favourite groups. There’s clearly something in this whole ‘choir’ thing!
It’s not surprising then, that when you get talking to people about what they get from singing in a group, their eyes will light up and they’ll smile thoughtfully as they say:
'It lifts my mood, it just really makes me feel happy!'; I love the friendship and the sense of community it gives me.'; 'It's so energising it makes me feel refreshed and alive!'
And if all this sounds too good to be true, I promise you it really isn’t! Most of us enjoy singing in the shower or while we’re driving to work, but singing is most powerful when we do it with others.
If you want to:
- Feel better about yourself
- Feel energised
- Do something that will leave you with a real sense of achievement.
- Improve your focus and alertness
- Lift your mood
- Boost your immune system
- Escape from the stress, strain and worry of everyday life…
Of course, singing can bring all these benefits and more to the children in your class and school. If you don’t already have a school choir, why not start one? It’s easier than you think and you can check back here for occasional tips on getting a choir going, choosing repertoire, rehearsing, performing and much more.
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Out of the Ark Music has been providing schools across the country – and world – with wonderful primary school musicals and primary school songs for nearly 30 years. Our Christmas musicals and nativity plays make children sparkle and shine, year after year, as they proudly perform their school Christmas play. Our extensive collection of fun and joyous Easter songs, harvest songs, school assembly songs, leavers songs and even space songs, fill schools with laughter and give students and teachers alike, a reason to sing every day of the week. We’re glad you’re supporting us in our dreams of creating the best music for schools around the globe. Read more about us here.