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Wed, 08 May

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Darlinghurst

The Wellness Choir

The science is in - it is good for you to sing!

The Wellness Choir
The Wellness Choir

Time & Location

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08 May 2024, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Darlinghurst, 34/40 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia

About the event

The "Wellness Choir" beckons you to embark on a transformative journey through music and voice. Unleash the power of your lungs as each melodious note becomes an exercise in respiratory vitality. Discover the sheer joy residing in your voice, an instrument of self-expression and well-being.

But it’s not just about melodies, find harmony in community, where voices intertwine to form a chorus of shared joy. The Wellness Choir transcends the musical realm, offering solace to your brain, a sanctuary of peace amid life's crescendos.

Join us in this fun and engaging process.  It's more than a choir; it's a symphony of wellness where breath, joy, community, and tranquillity converge, creating a unique space where every note resonates with the rhythm of holistic health.

THE SCIENCE SAYS YES:

Embarking on a journey of health and wellness through singing, especially in a group or choir setting, unveils a myriad of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Beyond the sheer joy of harmonizing with others, this melodic practice contributes significantly to overall well-being.

Physiologically, singing engages a range of muscles, including those in the diaphragm, chest, and face, promoting respiratory strength and improved lung capacity. The controlled breathing required during singing enhances oxygen flow, fostering cardiovascular health. As participants navigate vocal ranges and melodies, they subtly exercise their vocal cords, contributing to vocal health and clarity.

The group dynamic of a choir amplifies the positive impact on mental and emotional well-being. Singing releases endorphins, those feel-good hormones, reducing stress and anxiety levels. The communal aspect of a choir creates a sense of belonging and camaraderie, fostering social connections and combating feelings of loneliness.

Research suggests that group singing stimulates the release of oxytocin, the "bonding hormone," promoting trust and social bonding among participants. This not only enhances emotional resilience but also bolsters the immune system. Moreover, the act of synchronizing with fellow singers in terms of rhythm and melody can induce a profound sense of unity and shared purpose.

Beyond the physiological and psychological benefits, participating in a choir taps into the creative and expressive aspects of self. It serves as an outlet for emotional release and self-discovery, offering a holistic approach to wellness.

In essence, the health and wellness benefits of singing in a group or choir extend far beyond the music itself. It's a harmonious symphony of physical vitality, emotional resilience, and social connection, creating a holistic tapestry that enriches lives in more ways than one.

So don’t be shy, join us – you do not have to be a “good singer” in fact you don’t even have to know how to sing at all… it’s about participating not about performing!

WHAT IS THE NIGHT LIKE?

We strive to keep it fun and engaging, so we gather for some chatter, laughter, and warm tea to loosen up the vocal cords.  Then Mitch, our Musical Director leads us in some exercises before coaching us in one to three tunes (depends on the complexity of the piece).

So come along, relax and get lost in the process of singing!

THE MUSICAL DIRECTOR: MITCHELL KWANTEN:

Mitchell Kwanten, a versatile Sydney-based musician, composer, and producer, is a virtuoso on various instruments, including guitar, bass, keyboards, drums/percussion, and more.

As a founding member of the electro soul indigenous group "Bow and Arrow," Mitchell has graced national airwaves on TRIPLE J and performed at prestigious venues like the Sydney Opera House, Byron Bay Blues Festival, and Adelaide Fringe Festival.

A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music Composition, Mitchell's musical journey spans various genres and international stages. He has collaborated with renowned Australian artists such as David Campbell, Shannon Noll, and Casey Donovan, showcasing his talent as a performer and musical director. In 2019, Mitchell served as the touring Musical Director for the year-long production of "The Sapphires."

With a passion for education, Mitchell has been teaching vocal groups since 1998. Over a decade, he and his Bow and Arrow partner led a vocal ensemble, performing at prestigious venues like the State Theatre and Belvoir Street Theatre. In 2023, Mitchell directed three vocal ensembles, including the Northern Beaches adult choir "Purple Moon," the all-male group "Voice Male," and the teenage collective "Reignite," which clinched 1st place in the Sydney City Eisteddfods. Mitchell's unwavering commitment to nurturing a love for singing and music remains at the forefront of his endeavours.

Tickets

  • Adult

    Adult price per session.

    $25.00
  • Teen

    This is for children 13-18 years of age.

    $18.00
  • Tween

    This is for children 9 - 12 years of age.

    $12.00
  • Family

    This ticket is for 2 x adult and 2 x teen / tween tickets.

    $73.00

Total

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