Music as medicine

Most of us are touched by music – whether as listeners, performers, or both – and many of us in the Royston Choral Society can relate how music helped keep our spirits up through the lockdowns.

A new publication uses this post-lockdown phase in the pandemic to reflect on the value of music for our individual and collective wellbeing, suggesting ways in which it might be more integrated into health care provision.

To quote from the preface to Power of MusicIt is evident that we can take some collective steps together and bring the worlds of music and health and care much closer together and in doing so improve quality of life for many more people across society.” Read more by clicking here