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We have long known the power of a good sing-along. Now, research from the University of Oxford has shown that singing is a great ice-breaker and can get groups of people to bond together more quickly than other activities can.

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The new study, published in the Royal Society’s Open Science journal, looked at how people attending adult education classes grew closer over seven months. The conclusion – singing groups bonded more quickly than creative writing or craft classes.

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Choir singing improves health, happiness – and is the perfect icebreaker (The Conversation)