In our divided country it is wonderful to come together in song. Nothing brings all our diverse backgrounds together more successfully than singing with each other in a trained and skilled manner. Our choir represents the diversity of South Africa in every respect.
Singing in a group is known to improve mood, decrease stress, depression and anxiety, and create a sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves. Physical health is improved as it lowers blood pressure, and increases blood oxygen saturation which elevates immunity and strengthens respiratory muscles! All these benefits are mere side effects compared to the truly wonderful experience of producing something beautiful for us as participants to be part of, and for our audiences to experience. Research shows that this sense of altruism shifts a person’s focus from their own narrow view to that of a common humanity. All of these factors can lead to a deeper sense of well-being and overall happiness.
We practice on a Tuesday at 19.30 at St. Thomas Church Hall Rondebosch (just outside the Bishop’s School gates). Come and listen in or just join us. There will be auditions in the fullness of time, but that will happen naturally if all goes well.