Rotarians urged to sing out loud - The Leamington Observer

Rotarians urged to sing out loud

THE BENEFITS of singing have been sounded out to Warwick Rotarians.

Jeremy Dibb from the group Warwick – A Singing Town gave a presentation explaining how singing can improve the health and wellbeing of the club’s members.

The group promotes opportunities to sing, and the positive benefits of singing, happiness, health and a harmonious environment.

Launched in October last year, the organisation is already working with 12 community groups, including the Folk Festival, St Mary’s choir, and Armonico Consort which runs the Warwick Memory Singers for people living with Dementia and their carers.

Jeremy explained: “Recent neuroscience research shows that music and musical activity help release the ‘feel-good’ chemicals, serotonin and dopamine.

“Singing is an activity that enhances both physical and mental health – a very recent and relevant example is the use of singing techniques to support patients suffering with long-term breathing issues from long Covid.”

Rotarian Laurie Day said: “We are all singing from the same songsheet now! I really admired Jeremy’s work to get kids from all backgrounds enjoying music.

“And want to wish a huge thank you to Jeremy for visiting us and teaching us about the joys of singing.”

President Paul Jaspal presented Jeremy Dibb with a donation to the organisation.

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