We know that singing is a valuable aerobic exercise, encouraging better posture and deeper breathing. It is also thought that singing releases endorphins in the body which can help to relieve pain and reduce stress. Singing can therefore be used as a therapy for relaxation and may help in overcoming depression and anxiety. Ella Fitzgerald once said ‘The only thing better than singing is more singing!’

The Cherry Lodge Singing group was set up in 2012 with these health benefits in mind. Anyone connected to Cherry Lodge is invited to come along, have some fun and enjoy the feel-good factor that singing can produce. The group has been led by musician Simon Wilsher since the start of 2016. The Cherry Lodge Singers continue to sing old favourites, learn new songs, face new challenges and have a good time.

The photographs on this page show the Cherry Lodge Singers in action at Cherry Lodge Fairs, at the annual Lights of Love ceremony at The Spires, and at the Barnet Band 130th anniversary concert on 2nd February 2019

The Singing Group meets at the Cherry Lodge centre on most Wednesdays from 4pm to 5pm – please confirm arrangements with Lorraine if you have not attended recently.

We stated at the beginning that this was always going to be about having fun so all voices are welcome! If you would like to join in, just come along to a session and see for yourself or ring Fiona for more information on 020 8441 7000.

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