Just Sing!

One for the grown ups…

Group singing can help promote positive responses in physical and psychological health with social and emotional benefits.

At Pitch & Pulse we want everyone to Just Sing!

Adults come along to our Pop-up Choir for a few hours of no commitment singing and let yourself go! Singing pop songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s we are open to suggestions – come and join us – it’s just like being back in the school choir!

No musical knowledge or experience necessary and if you think you can’t sing – let us decide – come and try!

Every second Monday of the month 7:30-9:00pm, St John’s Hall, Longford, N39 WE27 €10


Just Sing! First Video – https://youtu.be/-EWNdJgLAyw

After 2 years of isolation and lockdown society has gradually returned to normal activities and routines.  Perhaps it is time to consider the benefits of singing to your mental health and engaging with groups once again. Singing in a choir is beneficial in a number of different ways. helping to develop social bonds, and acting as an excellent icebreaker with community singing making an ideal opportunity to strengthen our social networks – particularly valuable in a society where much of our social interactions have more recently been virtual due to the pandemic.
The physiological benefits of singing, and music more generally, have long been explored. Music-making exercises the brain as well as the body, but singing is particularly beneficial for improving breathing, posture and muscle tension. Music has been shown to be effective in pain relief, too, probably due to the release of neurochemicals generating a natural “high”.
Music has been used in different cultures throughout history in many healing rituals, and everyone can sing so it is an accessible form of music making. Song is a powerful therapy indeed.  The satisfaction of performing together, even without an audience, could be associated with activation of the brain’s reward system, including the dopamine pathway.
Singing has also been shown to improve our sense of happiness and wellbeing. Research has found people feel more positive after actively singing than they do after passively listening to music or after chatting about positive life events. 
Even if we don’t necessarily talk to everyone in our choir, we might experience a general feeling of being connected with the group, leading to our sense of increased community and belonging.

With no rehearsal commitment, no auditions, no previous music experience or knowledge required.  Come along and Just Sing!

Choir Director: Mihaela Adžić MA MusEd

Mihaela graduated from the Academy of Arts Osijek, Croatia, in 2011 with a Masters in Music Education.
She has a wide background of teaching music and leading choirs in both primary and secondary schools, and choirs in primary and secondary music schools.
In Croatia, Mihaela was the conductor of the Cibalae City Choir, in her hometown of Vinkovci. The development of a choir for teenagers and students within the parish was a great achievement for Mihaela and one of which she is most proud.
Mihaela also has experience in early years music education, teaching the piano using the Dogs & Birds method to children as young as 3 years and taking music into pre-schools.

“My first love is choir – everyone has a voice, a natural musical instrument that you always have with you. Singing has so many positive benefits to mental and physical health as well as being a social opportunity, I’d like to bring everyone together and Just Sing!”