All in the mind?

New research shows that, as well as the physical benefits to your heart and lungs, singing is good for the mind, too.   A recent study highlighted in Psychology Today (click here to read it) has found that community singing promotes fun and happiness, by reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression and loneliness.   Members of La La Choirs will already know this, as we always have fun, many of us have made new friends, and singing together makes us feel like one big family.  We do all sorts of daft things (see our Gallery for some interesting headwear, for example!), but mostly we just love having a bloomin' good sing.  Have a look at our Testimonials page to meet some choirs members, and hear about how singing in the choir has positively affected people's lives, or better still come along to one of our choir sessions and find out for yourself - we'd love to meet you!...

All we hear is Radio La La!

So who doesn't love a bit of Queen?! We certainly do at La La and this year we have been working hard learning our most complicated arrangement to date for "Somebody to Love". Having debuted it at the Exmouth Music Festival  on 26th May, when Sam was invited to do a radio interview recently, a small group of us went along with her to perform our arrangement live on Exmouth Air (formerly Bay FM). You can hear the interview and the song by clicking the links below, or you can go to http://www.exmouthair.fm/ and click on Listen Again for Sunday 3rd June - Sunday Mornings with Howard James. Sam's Interview Group Performance of Somebody to Love La La is all about having fun and enjoying yourself with singing and this was a new opportunity for most of us and really great fun! I have never performed live on the radio before and whilst a...

La La’s Summer Season

La La's summer season is almost at an end.  We wowed Dartmoor Zoo's Spring Festival, followed that up with a smasher at Exmouth Festival, gave Cadhay House and Ottery Food and Families Festival the La La treatment, rocked Devonport Park, warmed up an already boiling Exeter Respect Festival, and last weekend we baked in the sun again to support the Tiverton Grand Western Canal 10k run in support of CLIC Sargent.   Phew, that's a lot of singing, and we've loved every minute of it.  To round off our summer, we're having our annual social at Killerton Chapel on 18th August.  We will be singing from 11am to 12, and spectators are welcome, although as there so many of us there is usually not much room in the chapel for an audience!  After that we will be thinking about preparing for cooler times, the winter festival it is too soon to name (begins with C …), and at the same...

Here we come!

La La have already started gigging this year, with a wonderful singing session at Dartmoor Zoo's Spring Festival in April.  We're following that up with our next performance at Exmouth Festival on 26th May, and we really hope you'll come and join us!   Throughout the summer we've got a lot going on, with appearances at Ottery Food and Families Festival, Devonport Park and Exeter Respect Festival to name but a few.  Check our Calendar for more events and full details.   If you fancy not only listening to us, but also joining in the fun, why not come along to a choir session?  La La is the largest non-audition choir in Devon, with a real family feel -  you'll fit right in!  The first two sessions are free, and you can find details of where we meet under the When and Where button on the home page.  You don't have to sing at the gigs, but...