staffblogcassducharme.jpg

By Cass DuCharme

published in Family Matters eNewsletter September 27, 2018

Did you know that singing is good for your health? Studies have shown for years that singing, especially in a choral group, is great for your health. The actual act of singing helps your breathing, your posture, your blood pressure, your heart, and your brain.

Singing in a choir is even better! Singing with others helps you emotionally, physically and spiritually. In fact, scientists have found that while singing in a choir the participants hearts actually beat in sync depending on the mood and beat of the rhythm of the piece they’re singing. They have also found that singing in a choir brightens our outlook on life and staves off depression and loneliness.

We do a lot of singing at Highland Hills, especially on Wednesday evenings when all of our choirs rehearse. We have choirs for preschoolers, children, youth, and adults and we’d love for you to join us. If you’ve ever thought of joining a choir, now’s the time. If you’ve been in the choir in the past but have not sung with us in a while, please consider joining us again...your health may depend on it.

On Wednesday evenings, our Preschool and Children’s Choirs rehearse at 5:00 p.m., our Youth Choir rehearses at 5:15 p.m., and our Sanctuary Choir rehearses at 7:10 p.m. In fact, the Sanctuary Choir will soon be working on our music for Christmas and we’d love to have you join us, not just for us but for the sake of your health too.

Believe me, I’ve sung in choirs all of my life and I hope to make it to 100. Many of you tease me because I’m always humming, whistling, or singing as I’m walking up and down the halls of the church. Well, since I don’t eat as well as I should, not Ruth’s fault, or get as much exercise as I should, I guess it’s just my way of staying healthy. But, if you don’t believe me, just ask our own Steve Krysalka. Steve will be 101 years old on Sunday. I think he’s lived this long not only because he’s a great preacher, but because he’s a great singer too. I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday, when we’ll all be singing together in worship with our hearts beating in sync.

Singing in a choir is even better! Singing with others helps you emotionally, physically and spiritually. In fact, scientists have found that while singing in a choir the participants hearts actually beat in sync depending on the mood and beat of the rhythm of the piece they’re singing. They have also found that singing in a choir brightens our outlook on life and staves off depression and loneliness.

We do a lot of singing at Highland Hills, especially on Wednesday evenings when all of our choirs rehearse. We have choirs for preschoolers, children, youth, and adults and we’d love for you to join us. If you’ve ever thought of joining a choir, now’s the time. If you’ve been in the choir in the past but have not sung with us in a while, please consider joining us again...your health may depend on it.

On Wednesday evenings, our Preschool and Children’s Choirs rehearse at 5:00 p.m., our Youth Choir rehearses at 5:15 p.m., and our Sanctuary Choir rehearses at 7:10 p.m. In fact, the Sanctuary Choir will soon be working on our music for Christmas and we’d love to have you join us, not just for us but for the sake of your health too.

Believe me, I’ve sung in choirs all of my life and I hope to make it to 100. Many of you tease me because I’m always humming, whistling, or singing as I’m walking up and down the halls of the church. Well, since I don’t eat as well as I should, not Ruth’s fault, or get as much exercise as I should, I guess it’s just my way of staying healthy. But, if you don’t believe me, just ask our own Steve Krysalka. Steve will be 101 years old on Sunday. I think he’s lived this long not only because he’s a great preacher, but because he’s a great singer too. I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday, when we’ll all be singing together in worship with our hearts beating in sync.