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Singing With Transylvania Choral Society Has Health Benefits


August 22, 2019

Fall is coming soon, so join the Transylvania Choral Society for your health!

Singing has been found to boost the immune system. A German study found that antibodies in the blood (Immunoglobulin A) which raised positive feelings were significantly higher immediately after a choir rehearsal — not in choir members who just listened to the music, only those who actually rehearsed it.

Another benefit: singing lowers stress levels. Music in any form is relaxing, but singing specifically has a unique power to release muscle tension and decrease cortisol levels.

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, the Transylvania Choral Society begins rehearsals for the new Christmas performance of “Christmas Oratorio” composed in 2019 by Bob Chilcott, formerly of the King’s Singers. This North American premiere takes place on Thursday, Dec. 12, and new singers of all walks of life are invited to join for the beauty of choral singing, and for your health.

Join us for any of the first three Tuesdays — Aug. 27, Sept. 3 and 10 — in the Porter Center rehearsal room at Brevard College. Only on Aug. 27, registration begins at 6:30 p.m., a shortened rehearsal begins at 7 p.m., and refreshments will follow around 8 p.m.

Prospective singers may attend the first three rehearsals (7 to 8:30 p.m.) before committing to sing the entire season and holiday concert. There are no auditions. See for more information.

To learn more or to join, contact Membership Chair Jacolyn Campbell at (828) 877-4073 or


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