Discover the benefits of singing with this new Lostock Hall choir

Posted on - 28th April, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Lostock Hall, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
The Ribble Rousers Choir
The Ribble Rousers Choir enjoy lots of benefits from group singing

A new community choir in Lostock Hall is looking to spread the physical and emotional benefits of singing.


The Ribble Rousers choir has been created by Well Arty, a non-profit organisation delivering creative activities for wellbeing in communities.

Stef Portersmith, Director of Well Arty, said, “Singing in choirs is good for you – I have been leading choirs for over a decade and have seen the benefits first-hand. Our choirs are noted for their friendliness and accessibility, and they are always fun.”

Singing has been shown to have both short-term and long-term health benefits for people of all ages. Physically, it can improve vocal and lung function, enhance mobility and strengthen posture. Group singing also has emotional benefits by bringing opportunities for social interaction and sharing positive experiences with other people.

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One Well Arty choir member said, “Choir night has become one of the highlights of my life. I get a fantastic therapy session, loads of laughs, meet with friends and learn to sing harmony.”

Ribble Rousers meet at Lostock Hall Academy School leisure centre on Monday nights from 7pm until 8.30pm. The choir welcomes all-comers and there’s no requirement to audition or read music.

To find out more, contact Stef at or on 07834 174589.

Are you thinking of becoming a Ribble Rouser? Do you know about the benefits of singing? Let us know in the comments below.

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