Singing hits the right note with lunchtime dates

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lunchtime singing worksops are hitting the right note at Sheffield City Hall.

Launched by Sing for a Change last year, the workshops are continuing with a series of new dates announced.

The aim is to give people on their lunchbreaks something fun to do which keeps them healthy.

Professor Graham Welch, chairman of music education at the Institute of Education, 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 monthly sessions are led by professional community musicians, Val Regan and Andrea Small.

They are to be held between 1pm and 1.40pm on January 31, February 7 and 21, March 7, April 18, May 2, June 6 and July 4.

Each session costs £6.

n Visit Sheffield City Hall or call 0114 278 9789 for more details.