Canterbury Cantata Trust’s Collaborative Research into the Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Singing
Over a decade of collaborative research by our Founder led to the Trust being set up to act as an umbrella organisation to make opportunities for caring through singing, based on our belief that singing is good for you.
See the article: Choral Singing and Psychological Wellbeing
Grenville’s research was undertaken in partnership with the Sidney De Haan Centre for Arts and Health, and the Trust continues to drive ground-breaking research into the beneficial effects of singing on health, with a particular focus on sufferers of dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
Further information: www.singing-hospitals.com
See research article What do singers say about singing and their health
International study on Singing and Parkinson’s published
A groundbreaking new international study on Singing and Parkinson’s has found that group singing enhances quality of life and mental health in older people. This paper explored whether there are differences in the effects of group singing intervention on people with Parkinson’s (PwPs) in Australia, UK and South Korea.
Grenville Hancox, Artistic Director and Founder of Sing to Beat Parkinson’s and Trish Vella-Burrows, Director of Research were both co-authors of this paper.
The paper is open-access and freely available to view here