Singing is GOOD for you!

Don't just take our word for it, it's official!  We have had our scholarly heads on recently, and have found articles in lots of scientific journals which show how good singing, and specifically singing in a choir, can be for your health and wellbeing.   Boost Your Immune System This Welsh study (click here) shows how one hour of group singing is enough to stimulate the immune systems of cancer patients and their carers.   Singing Makes You Feel Good Click here and here to read about how choral singing is good for your psychological wellbeing.   Confidence and Self-Esteem To read about how singing in a choir can affect your motivation, have a look here and here   Brain Development This article (click here) shows a link between participatory arts and brain development in older adults.   Most of these articles were found on the British Voice Association website (britishvoiceassociation.org.uk), where you can find loads more information about how singing makes you feel good.  But...

CLIC for Christmas 2017 – final total revealed

On Friday 8th December 2017, La La Choirs held their third annual ‘CLIC for Christmas’ concert at Exeter Cathedral. Performing to another sold-out audience, they started the festive season off with a bang with a selection of Christmas favourites, old and new. La La Choirs were joined on stage by the winning choir from their Devon Schools Choir Competition, Kingsley School from Bideford, as well as the CLIC Sargent singers, a group of young people who have all at some point been CLIC Sargent service users and have taken part in their music programme. Through ticket sales and generous donations on the night, sponsorship from local businesses, plus crucial support and backing from Santander, they managed to raise over £17,000 for CLIC Sargent. Sam Abrahams from La La Choirs said “Each year the CLIC for Christmas concert gets better and better and we are absolutely over the moon with the amount...

Hats Off to La Las

Two things La La Choir members know how to do are:  support amazing charities, and have a ton of fun!  We like it best when we can combine the two, particularly if we are having a sing at the same time (which we're also pretty good at). The week before Easter saw Wear A Hat Day, raising awareness and funds for Brain Tumour Research, and as usual La La could not resist getting in on the action.  All four choirs wore hats to their choir sessions, and brought cakes along which were sold (and eaten!) in aid of the charity. We raised a brilliant £569.13! To see some pictures from all four fun-filled hat-wearing choir nights at Plymouth, Exeter, Exmouth and Ottery St Mary, go to our Gallery...

Wear a hat to choir week

Brave Charlotte Reid,17, was diagnosed with rare craniopharyngioma in July 2015 and saw her life ‘turned upside down’. Her brain tumour is benign, but has affected her growth, mobility and short-term memory, among other things. Despite this she launched a project to raise £20,000 for the Brain Tumour Research centre at Plymouth University, where she was treated. The amount will pay for a week of research at the centre, which specialises in low-grade brain tumours in teenagers and adults.To send Charlotte a message, visit her Facebook page, Charlotte’s Dream – Sidmouth Girl, and use #CharlottesArmy.   So, this is what we are up to every evening this week at choir sessions. Wear bonkers head gear and bring/buy cakes to raise money for Brain Tumour Research. Look out for the photos, they'll be HatTastic!   You can also donate to Brain Tumour Research via their Facebook page  ...