WARWICKIANS are being urged to sing out loud.
It follows the launch of Warwick – A Singing Town, which aims to bring and support a love of music.
Through its partnership with local schools, Warwick – A Singing Town’s Choral Entrepreneurs wll work with hundreds of local children to stimulate an interest in singing and hopefully a lifelong love of music.
Supporting events and concerts at schools and through partner organisations, Warwick – A Singing Town will promote not only an opportunity to sing, but also the positive benefits of singing, happiness, health and a harmonious environment.
Residents will also have the opportunity to benefit from the project over time, through the development local choirs and singing groups, and the free distribution of singing advice, information and guidance.
Jeremy Dibb, research and delivery lead for Warwick a Singing Town, 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.”
The well-known singer and Classic FM presenter, Patron Catherine Bott, who has past links with Warwick, having attended school in the town, added: “Whether you sing for a living or for fun, it’s a joyous thing to do, and I’m thrilled that the town where I first found my voice is going to be filled with song through this unique project.”
Visit www.warwicksingingtown.co.uk for further details.