Singing in a chorus has a powerfully positive impact on people across generations, as well as on the communities in which they live.
The Chorus Impact Study: Singing for a Lifetime, released in June 2019, builds on previous Chorus Impact Study data about choral singers, and, for the first time, looks in-depth at the role that singing plays in the lives of older adults.
The new research shows that choral singing in America is stronger than ever, with more than 54 million Americans singing in choruses. The percentage of Americans singing has also risen over the past decade, up to 17% from 14% in 2008.
These numbers are good news, because choruses play an important role in individual's lives and in our society. As with our past Chorus Impact studies, the research finds that people who sing experience personal benefits and are more likely to contribute to their communities.