Stacy Horn, author of Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others (Algonquin Books, 2013), explores the benefits of group singing--social, medical, and emotional.
Update: The choir happened! Our singers were:
Alto Mari's chorus, Schola Cantorum on Hudson, is having a Mozart sing-along (no audition). Rehearsals start Tuesday.
We’re looking for four singers to join us at 11:40 to sing a short excerpt of the "Hallelujah Chorus" of Handel's "Messiah". If you know that piece and want to join in, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put "choir" in the subject line and tell us how to reach you over the phone. Also tell us if you're a soprano, alto, tenor, or bass. We’ll be back in touch with four of you and send you a little more information about the mini choir.
Here's the version of the piece we'll be playing.