Lunchtime Sessions

Wellbeing Choir

- Ensemble Room12pm · Thursdays

Choir has moved online

In light of the current public health situation, it feels more important than ever for our Wellbeing Classes to continue. As the safety of our community is always our priority, we have decided to continue these classes online for you to enjoy for free for the remaining two weeks of term.

Continuing with our usual timetable, you will be able to join our online classes using the Zoom app (free to download) from the comfort of your home or office. You will need to download the app ahead of the 12 noon session. If you would like to download a copy of the music beforehand, simply select Bath University from the MyWorkChoir tab and enter the password singing.

We’ve decided to open up our Staff & Postgrad Choir to everyone during these times. Join us on Thursday 26 March & Thursday 2 April at 12 noon – all welcome!

Click on the meeting link to start the session at 12 noon on Thursday:  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6279826844
This link will bring you to a waiting room, and Matt will virtually let you in at 12 noon. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes ahead of the session.

We’re thrilled to bring back choir for its second season, exclusively for University of Bath staff and postgraduates with Choir Leader, Matt Finch.

 

This weekly choir is welcome to all levels and abilities and provides a space to learn a new song each lunchtime. Attendees can join one, a couple or all of the 45-minute sessions. We advise booking in advance due to popularity.

All sessions will take place in the Ensemble Room with the exception of the following dates:

  • Thu 30 Apr – Music Studio
  • Thu 7 May – Music Studio
  • Thu 18 Jun – Music Studio
  • Thu 25 Jun – Weston Studio

Please note there is no session on Thu 9 July. Choir will be on summer break after 23 July and back in September.

These sessions are part of our Wellbeing Programme and look to improve morale, boost productivity and inspire creativity.

Why Choir?

It’s been scientifically proven that singing in a choir is good for your health; from getting more oxygen into the blood, to increasing the flow of feel-good hormones and improving mental health.BBC

Why this Choir?

I felt really invigorated after this session. With a busy start to the semester, this was definitely the distraction I needed. I felt really great after 45 minutes of singing and I can back to work refreshed and happy. I loved it and will be recommending this to others to help with their own wellbeing. Staff member

I felt that it was a really positive experience and a great form of stress-relief in the middle of the day. It also offered the opportunity to mix with staff from across the university in a more fun, informal setting. I left each choir practice feeling happier and more relaxed – it is definitely something that I will continue doing in the future.Staff member