In a recent article in the The Telegraph, Sarah Rainey cites many studies related to the beneficial health effects of singing in a choir. Studies have shown that singing in a choir has been proven to boost the immune system, reduce stress levels, aid in the management of chronic pain, increase life expectancy, improve sleep and help those afflicted with dementia access memories. Wow! At Waldorf High School every student participates in the all school choir and group singing is incorporated into many main lesson blocks. Anyone who has ever sung with or been treated to a performance by our choir knows that it lifts our spirits to hear them sing. However, we probably never guessed, until now, the extent of its benefits.