Jonathan Hazley, co-director of one of the UK's leading corporate team building businesses, Team Challenge Company, on why forming a choir creates the ultimate team.
Uniting teams through the power of song.
After a year of lockdowns with no major sport or music concerts, it will be an electrifying experience to stand in a stadium when they echo again with the sounds of the national anthem or sing out from the stands when stars turn over the microphone to allow us to carry the song.
The benefits of group singing are 'plentiful and scientifically proven' so says David Hill, musical director of The Bach Choir and principal conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum. According to Sarah Wilson, a clinical neuropsychologist and head of the School of Psychological Sciences at Melbourne University, large parts of our brain 'light up' when singing. The physical exertion alone can energise individuals and release endorphins and the breathing techniques are a known stress buster.