Chorus/Aquilla

  • Choir The highlight of the Brandon HS Choral program is the community that it creates through singing together and the message that we stand for. Anything worth doing is going to take hard work, singing is no different.

    In choir we spend countless hours working on our sound and perfecting it. Nevertheless, choir is not something that an individual can do. It is different from math or science not because it is necessarily easier, but because it takes an entire community to do it together. When people sing together their heartbeats are synchronized, their breaths happen at the same time, everyone in the choir is connected to the one another while the magic happens.

    Additionally, choir as a musical art form has something special that many music groups don't have; lyrics. We are able to communicate a message not only through sounds, but through poetry as well. In choir we sing about love, pain, hurt, humanity, fun & silly things, etc. In choir each person is deeply connected to others, not only in sound-making, but in the message communicated.

     

    Why Join Choir?

    Choir

    Musicality: even if you have been in other music ensembles, singing in a choir will fine-tune your listening skills and will intensify your appreciation of harmony.

    A Community: choir is a place where people with excellent character get together and sing. Our community is one filled with respect, camaraderie, support, and encouragement.

    Mental Health: Professor Grenville Hancox, Director of the Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health said “If we could engage more and more people in singing, I’m sure we would have a healthier nation.” Studies have shown that the mental health benefits of choral singing include enhanced brain function, strengthened feelings of togetherness, and the release of endorphins and oxytocin resulting in reduced stress and depression.

    Aerobic and Toning: singing is a workout for the lungs. The actions of warming up, breathing deeply and opening the diaphragm all oxygenate the blood, creating more white blood cells, which strengthens the whole body.The breathing rate slows and deepens, releasing endorphins and increasing a profound sense of well-being. All this lung action reduces the chance of illness and is excellent for people who suffer asthma, and emphysema. As if that was not enough, in choir your posture will improve and your stomach muscles will be toned through all of the proper exercises.

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