New study documents benefits of choral singing

Posted on: July 29, 2019

Chorus America, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, has released a new report tracking data on Americans who participate in choruses. “The Chorus Impact Study: Singing for a Lifetime,” based on online surveys completed in November 2018, tracks data on the number of Americans who sing and the benefits of group singing, and also explores the value of singing for older adults, a growing area of the choral field. The study’s four key findings: more than 54 million Americans sing in choral groups; adults who sing in choruses report significant personal benefits, including feeling less lonely and more connected to others; choral singers are strong contributors to their communities; and older choral singers report both a better quality of life and better overall health than the general public. The study was commissioned in 2018 and research was conducted by Grunwald Associates. It is based on surveys completed by 5,736 chorus participants and comparative surveys with a representative general population sample of 506 U.S. adults age 18 or older, and a separate representative general population sample of 600 U.S. adults age 62 or older. Chorus America is an advocacy, research, and leadership development organization that works to advance the choral field.

Posted July 29, 2019