Sing Ireland National Singing Week

Sing Ireland National Singing Week, in association with Mental Health Ireland, will take place on the 10th -17th of October 2021.

Sing Ireland celebrates group singing during National Singing Week. Please support Sing Ireland and singers throughout Ireland by donating above.

Given the extraordinary times we are living in during 2021 and that singing and events are gradually returning, Sing Ireland is particularly encouraging that groups all over the country take part. Choirs, schools and other groups will mark World Mental Health Day (10th October) and also highlight the fact that choral singing is good for your mental health!

Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins. The release of these endorphins can leave you feeling completely rejuvenated.

With studies showing that singing as part of a group can provide a wide range of wellness and mental health benefits, such as improving breathing, posture and muscle tension as well as lessening stress and anxiety, now is the time to get involved with your local singing group!

Sing Ireland has over 300 member groups (representing tens of thousands of singers), including children’s choirs, workplace choirs, youth choirs, hospital and care home choirs, choir clubs, university choirs, church and cathedral choirs, choral societies, and choirs for those in older age or active retirement. Whether it’s singing popular hits, classical, jazz, Gregorian chant, hip-hop, gospel or folk – there is a group to suit everyone!

Sing Ireland asks choirs to send in their events - it could be an open rehearsal, concert, live-streamed event, a performance streamed online, or an online sing-along! (Group meetings for rehearsals/performances must adhere to government guidelines for numbers and risk mitigation measures).

Sing Ireland is also asking for groups to submit any virtual choir performances they may have put together that they would be happy for Sing Ireland to share during National Singing Week. This will result in two youtube playlists being shared throughout the week.

To submit an event please do so HERE

To submit a recording please do so HERE