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Study suggests there is a benefit in singing together

By Katie Perry [1] and Casey Horn [2]

BELLEVILLE – Women in the Belleville Shout Sister! Choir [3] can experience the perks of singing in a group without learning to read sheet music.

Shout Sister! was first started by Georgette Fry [4], and now has 23 chapters in Ontario. The chapter in Belleville is just over a year old.

The choir often performs at retirement homes and raise money for charitable causes.

A study [5] in 2013 found group singing can boost positive moods, raise self-esteem, and help singers have better overall mental health.

More to come.