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'It's the ultimate stress-buster': how choir singing can boost your mental health

Singing in a choir has physical and mental benefits, as well as bringing communities together, experts tell Ailin Quinlan

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Singing in a choir has physical and mental benefits, as well as bringing communities together,

Singing in a choir has physical and mental benefits, as well as bringing communities together,

Choir manager Germaine Carlos had a major heart operation during which her chest had to be sawn open and her sternum broken - she says singing helped her recovery

Choir manager Germaine Carlos had a major heart operation during which her chest had to be sawn open and her sternum broken - she says singing helped her recovery

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Singing in a choir has physical and mental benefits, as well as bringing communities together,

Last September, choir manager Germaine Carlos had a major heart operation during which her chest had to be sawn open and her sternum broken. The objective: to replace her aortic valve.

The 63-year-old, who manages Dublin’s famous Palestrina boys’ choir, was told by doctors that it could take up to six months to fully recover from the gruelling surgery.


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