Singing in a choir is a healing experience

22 November, 2019

Research has shown for some time that singing in a choir has tremendous benefits for physical and mental well-being. Joining a choir can strengthen the feeling of togetherness: it can also reduce the levels of stress and depression, and even regulate heart rate.

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Single-sex education promotes a higher participation of boys in non-traditional subjects and extra-curricular activities. At mixed school, many boys shy away from joining things like choir or drama for fear of being branded unmasculine. At an all-boys school, they can worry less about fitting a gender stereotype, because all participants are boys. Boys’ active participiation in the music and the arts helps them explore and educate their emotional intelligence.

Bell-lloc’s Little Choir dates back to 1990. For many years, it was conducted by Xavier Oliver, a primary school teacher at Bell-lloc. Nowadays, the Little Choir is developed within an extracurricular activity led by Gemma González. Our Little Choir sings at some of our special events and celebrations, such as the Christmas Festival, and in some Award Giving Ceremonies.