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This time of year more people are aware of all the choirs around Colorado, because choral music is such an integral part of the Christmas season. But there are some wonderful recent studies that show that if more people were directly involved in singing, the world would be a healthier, happier place. I was just reading a study called The Significance of Choral Singing for Sustaining Psychological Wellbeing. One of its more interesting findings is that as people get older and begin to suffer from age-related health issues, they consistently report that singing makes them feel better. Not only psychologically, but physically, too!

Singing is good for you!

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There are a lot of opportunities in Colorado to get involved in singing. Whenever I talk to Charley Samson about choirs in Colorado, he says they breed in the dark, so the next day there are even more of them. He’s not far off. Just check out this listing of all the choirs in Colorado registered with the American Choral Directors Association.  

I’ll be talking to the directors of five of these choirs on Sacred Classics this Sunday, and they’ll be introducing the music on the recordings of their ensembles. I enjoy their insight into the music they’ve spent so much time preparing and studying. And, of course, they will have all the information about their upcoming performances during the Christmas season. Joining me in the studio this Sunday:

Brad Larson – Kantorei
Brian Patrick Leatherman – Cherry Creek Chorale
Jonathan Brown – Canto Deo
Donna Wickham – Firesign Vocal Quartet
Timothy J. Krueger – St. Martin’s Chamber Choir