Well, at least that’s true for a group of people participating in a choir in a Connecticut town, as found in the results of a joint study by Harvard and Yale Universities (2008). If that’s not enough to convince you, this article from CMUSE gives you a few more reasons to join choral singing.
- Strengthen feeling of togetherness. In today’s increasingly “me first” society, it is nice to find a tribe to belong to.
- Regulate heart rate. Fun fact – did you know that when a choir sings, the members’ hearts beat in unison? Reducing the variability of your heart rate can be good for your health.
- Reduce stress levels and depression. Group singing helps boost levels of oxytocin, which is a great stress-buster. Just what you need after a hectic day at work!
The Young KL Singer’s 2017 season is starting on 9th Jan 2017, and boy, do we have an exciting year planned ahead! We look forward to welcoming new members to our group. Auditions are available for all male and female voice parts. Contact us for audition details!
By: Edlyn Khoo
This year, the Young KL Singers joined the arts and literary world in paying tribute to William Shakespeare, as part of a global celebration of his life and works 400 years after his death. A special collaborative project between YKLS and The Actors Studio, “YKLS Does The Bard” was held from 3rd to 6th Nov 2016 at Pentas 2, KLPAC. In a very intimate and contemporary cabaret-style setting, we presented 15 choral settings of Shakespearean text which explored the universal themes of life, love and loss. In between the music, our members shared personal reflections and stories based on the themes portrayed in the songs.
tl;dr: Shakespeare raw and uncut, live and unplugged.
Written by: Edlyn Khooby
- Dec 12, 2015
It’s one more day to the show! We’ve got an exciting line-up and fine-tuning it in preparation for tomorrow!
And you’ll have the opportunity to take a bit of time off from Christmas shopping with the masses (unless you’ve already completed your Christmas shopping, which then we’ll say, “Well done, you!”), come to Ruang, relax and be entertained, have a bite to eat and mingle, then when you’re fully recharged, head back to continue your Christmas shopping!
In case you’re wondering where Ruang is located, here’s a map to get there!
As Ruang is located outside among the shoplots, we would advise that you come early to scout for parking spots. Don’t worry, YKLS members will be carpooling to free up bays for you!
We’ll be seeing you tomorrow!by
The weekend is looming closer and it’ll soon be time to celebrate Christmas Around the World with us!
Today let’s introduce you to the members who’ll be spreading the Christmas cheer!
Catch us this Sunday at Ruang Subang Jaya at 3pm!by
It’s four more days to the show!
So here’s four random facts about YKLS and choir in general.
1. Four, Squared
There are four main vocal parts in a choir: soprano, alto, tenor and bass.
There was one time when even the four parts were further split into 4 parts each: Soprano 1a, Soprano 1b, Soprano 2a, Soprano 2b, Alto 1a, Alto 1b, Alto 2a, Alto 2b, Tenor 1a, Tenor 1b, Tenor 2a, Tenor 2b, Bass 1a, Bass 1b, Bass 2a and Bass 2b!
Try and guess which performance YKLS was in that had that many parts!
2. Rehearsing Four So Long
Not so long after our Illuminations production, members began rehearsals for Christmas Around The World. So there’s only four months to prepare for the production!
And for carolling the year before, we had four weeks!
3. Four Show Only
Christmas Around The World is the fourth gig this year! There’s been Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton, Illuminations, and the Illusion exhibition at Petrosains earlier this year!
4. Four Ways to Buy
Check it! You can:
i. Call or send a text message to the numbers listed on the poster!
ii. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org !
iii. Call or drop by Young Choral Academy to enquire (see contact details on the top header)!
iv. Leave a comment on this page with your contact details so we can get back to you!by