Choir of the Year Competition 2014

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Bamford A, Vella-Burrows T

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Canterbury Christ Church University

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This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the effects of the Choir of the Year (CotY) 2014 competition on participants’ physical, social and mental wellbeing and health.

Just over half of the survey respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the competition had a positive effect on their physical wellbeing. Comments often related primarily to the ‘five ways to wellbeing’ message keep active and secondly to connect and take notice but often causal affect was ascribed to group singing more generally, rather than the competition experience specifically. This may also explain the neutral or negative responses as the question wording related specifically to ‘singing in the competition’.

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Vella- Burrows,T., Bamford,A. (2015). Choir of the Year Competition 2014. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.