People of Note Taster: Rosie Sleightholme 3
People of Note invites you to join us for an evening of singing (yes, it’s finally back!). Along with friendship, inspirational leadership – and fun! This workshop is open to all, as with the rest of our Autumn programme.
We’re excited to have three evening sessions this term with Rosie Sleightholme, a community choir leader based in South Bristol. A member of the Natural Voice Network, she is passionate about bringing people together through song and absolutely loves the magic that is created through singing in harmony. She welcomes every voice to her groups and teaches by ear, so there is no need to read music.
Brought up in a musical family, multi-instrumentalist and folk singer Rosie has always sung in choirs and performed her own songs at gigs and festivals all over the UK and further afield. She came to choir leading when she was pregnant – setting up a pregnancy choir, then a parent and baby choir, and a regular community choir (The Rising Sun Singers), all in South Bristol. Her choirs have featured in Classic FM and on BBC TV and radio.
Rosie teaches a range of four part harmony songs from all over the world, keeping a varied repertoire to keep things interesting for choir members, and for her! She also arranges and writes her own songs for choir.
She has been running socially distanced outdoor sessions throughout Covid and has relished being able to continue to keep people connected through song during this time.
“Rosie is a wonderful choir leader and she comes up with a diverse selection of songs that have the most beautiful harmonies. Such a friendly, inclusive bunch of people too.” S Swindells
“I can’t get enough of Rosie’s singing workshops and I highly recommend for experienced singers or novices alike – such an uplifting, supportive natural singing group.” R Andrews
“Rosie is a joy to be taught by, she has inspired me with confidence to sing out no matter how much I judge the sound I make.” R Burton