Health benefits of singing

Numerous studies have shown the mental and physical benefits singing has on an individual.

Singing can:

  • improve your mood
  • decrease stress, anxiety and depression
  • increase levels of positive hormones, such as endorphins (the feel good hormone), oxytocin (the love hormone) and dopamine (the enjoyment hormone)
  • improve circulation by drawing more oxygen into the bloodstream
  • tone up your throat muscles, and help reduce snoring!

As well as the above benefits, singing with a group of people in a choir can give you a sense of belonging, the opportunity to build friendships and provide a safe place to be surrounded by people that care.

I always feel great after a singing session!


Bedminster Community Choir is home to people with dementia; mental health needs –anxiety, depression; families; people with life-limiting disease and physical disability. We always welcome new members, and encourage people to pop along to see what our choir can offer.

The community choir is wonderful. I joined as I was suffering from depression, and the group made me very welcome and encourages me every week

Choir member