If you suffer from snoring or are fed up at being kept awake by your partner’s nocturnal noises, joining your local Rock Choir could be the answer to uninterrupted sleep.
Joining the nation’s favourite contemporary choir can help boost people’s mental health and wellbeing. Plus, scientific research has shown that singing can also help reduce snoring.
Local Rock Choir leader Tara Stafford Allen said: “Singing helps to exercise and strengthen muscles in the soft palette, which is where the snoring vibration occurs. A study carried out by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, found preliminary evidence that regular singing exercises may benefit people who snore. This prompted us to ask Rock Choir members whether they or their partners had noticed any improvements in their snoring since joining. Over 10 per cent of respondents said yes. We’re always receiving emails and letters from choir members telling us how much being in Rock Choir is helping them to feel happier, increase their confidence and even lose weight. So this is yet another bonus.”
Rock Choir member Dagmar Rathbone says her husband has noticed a difference since she joined Rock Choir. She said: “Apparently my snoring is now quieter. My husband says I’ve gone from a tank to a motorbike!”
Another Rock Choir member, Viv Feeley, says her snoring has reduced since joining. She said: “I’m now thinking of getting my husband to join Rock Choir too.”
Tom runs Rock Choir’s weekly sessions in Grantham, Lincoln, Louth, Newark and Sleaford. He said: “We’re always looking for new members and husbands and partners are very welcome to join us. They can even try a free taster session first. I can’t guarantee they’ll stop snoring, but I can say that they’ll have a great time singing. Time and time again I see how singing with Rock Choir helps improve people’s self-confidence and gives them wonderful sense of fulfilment and wellbeing. It’s a great way of letting off steam and enjoying some time out each week.”
Rock Choir is the UK’s largest contemporary choir, with more than 16,000 members in over 250 local communities. There are no auditions and no requirements to read music or have any previous singing experience. Rock Choir members get together each week to attend fun, friendly rehearsals where they are taught specially arranged pop and rock songs. There are lots of performances throughout the year and many of them help raise money for charity.
Just before Christmas, 275 Rock Choir members sang on the last ever The One Show to be presented from the BBC Television Centre. Presenters Chris Evens and Alex Jones both tweeted about Rock Choir’s performance.
Rock Choir’s new term starts from January 13, and anyone interested in joining can book a free taster session at any time. To book or find out more, telephone 01252 714 276 or visit Rock Choir’s website www.rockchoir.com and click the ‘find your nearest choir’ link to get details of dates, times and rehearsal venues.