Lunchtime Singing, Sheffield City Hall
This fun and friendly lunchtime escape is open to everyone, from regular singers to those who just want to try something a bit different.
There is no pressure to perform pitch perfect or read music at the sessions.
The monthly workshops are led by professional community musicians.
The next one takes place on Thursday from 1pm to 1.40pm.
One singer said: “Thoroughly enjoyed your session at City Hall this lunchtime.
“It was good to be on the receiving end and realise as I walked back to the car that I had a smile on my face and that having a sing makes you feel good!”
Singing is known to have health benefits such as exercising the muscles. It is an aerobic and a cardiovascular activity which leads to improved alertness and better circulation.
Professor Graham Welch, chair of music education at the Institute of Education in London, has said: “The health benefits of singing are both physical and psychological.
“Singing has physical benefits because it is an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the blood stream and exercises major muscle groups in the upper body, even when sitting.
“Singing has psychological benefits because of its positive effect in reducing stress levels.”
The organisers say that new members are always welcome to go along and give it a try.
Tickets for Lunchtime Singing are £6. They are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk, by calling 0114 2789789 and in person from the City Hall Box Office.