Singing in a choir 'brings both health and happiness'
15 November 2011 Last updated at 08:01 GMT
People who join choirs often say they enjoy the social benefits as much as the opportunity to engage with music, but now it seems group singing could also have health implications.
Experts claim it could ease the symptoms of conditions ranging from depression to lung disease and even Parkinson's disease.
Graham Satchell has been to Canterbury to see the Skylarks choir in action.