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1 in 6 Americans sings in a choir!

1 in 6 Americans sings in a choir — and they're healthier for it!

Laughter erupted as members of the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale warmed up their voices and lips with scales and raspberries at Ingomar United Methodist Church in Franklin Park. Then the choir got down to business as wisecracking director Susan Medley drilled the singers on harmony and rhythm with an infectious sense of merriment.

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Study Finds: Attending live concerts increases life expectancy, improves well-being more than yoga or dog-walking.

By Stephen Raskauskas | 

A new study conducted by O2, a company which owns some of United Kingdom’s largest music venues, and Patrick Fagan claims that attending live concerts can help increase life expectancy and improve overall well-being.

Fagan, who is an associate lecturer a Goldsmith University specializing in behavioral science, said, “Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness and wellbeing – with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key. Combining all of our findings with O2’s research, we arrive at a prescription of a gig a fortnight which could pave the way for almost a decade more years of life.”

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Top 10 Tips for Vocal Health!

Whether you sing professionally or as part of a community choir, you need to take care of your voice. Your vocal cords are delicate and unique, and singing your best means treating them with respect. With winter right around the corner its times like these when you really need to take care of your voice! Here are our ten top tips to help you maintain optimal vocal health.

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Vox Audio Lights Up The Palace Stage

This weekend our 16 member a capella ensemble dazzeled audiences at this year's Canton Christmas Spectacular. Vox Audio joined the members of the Stardust Dinner Theater who performed the radio adaptation to the Christmas Classic "It's a Wonderful Life".  with special guest and producer Gary Rivers from WHBC. Vox Audio was featured in the broadcast commercials, singing hits like Where are you Christmas?, What Christmas Means To Me, and White Christmas!  Be sure to get your tickets for their upcoming concert December 14th at the GlenOak Performing Arts Center!


Check out a few highlights from the show!

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SINGSTARK! | Featured in About Magazine

Written By Alison Matas / November 7, 2019

SingStark! has been making music in Stark County for 80 years, but now it’s got a new name and a new sound.

You know SingStark! as VOCI, which was originally founded as the Canton Civic Opera in 1939. The choral organization for decades was known for its operas and musicals, and then it transitioned into a chorus that performed a handful of times a season.

But choral singing—and what that looks like—has evolved.

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Official Press Release: VOCI is Rebranding!

The Voices of Canton Celebrating 80th Anniversary Season with a New Look

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