Fees

We want People of Note to be accessible whilst also providing a viable income for our leader. As such, we have 3 termly fee options, as below. You can pay whichever one of these options works for you, no questions asked.  If you would really like to join the choir but will still struggle to afford the low income option, please email directly and we will make it work.

  • Standard = £10/session = £100 for 10 week term
  • Low Income* (see table below) = £8.50/session = £85 for 10 week term
  • Higher Earner* (see table below) = £11.50 or more/session = £115 or more (you choose) for 10 week term. If you can afford to pay a bit more for choir then your extra payment will be much appreciated and will help to offset low income payments.

What else do your fees cover?

All fees go to our leader, Rosie Sleightholme, who runs everything herself. This includes all admin, venue hire, emails, website, social media, advertising, designing and printing posters, sourcing and buying scores and licenses for other peoples’ songs to  teach, writing songs, arranging songs, learning songs, recording songs, uploading songs to choir Soundcloud, weekly choir emails etc. Essentially, your fees are Rosie’s salary. As such, please bear this in mind when considering which of the fee options you are able to pay.

*Please use the table below to help you determine which income level you are (thank you to Fire in the Mountain Festival for this):
Higher EarnerStandardLow Income
I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs.I may stress about meeting my basic needs but still regularly achieve them.I frequently stress about meeting basic needs and don’t always achieve them.
I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs.I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs.I have debt and it sometimes prohibits me from meeting my basic needs.
I own my home or property or I rent a higher-end property.I can afford public transport and often private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol.I rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing.
I can afford public and private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol.I am employed.I sometimes can’t afford public or private transport. If I own a car/have access to a car, I am not always able to afford petrol.
I have regular access to healthcare.I have access to health care.I am unemployed or underemployed.
I have access to financial savings.I might have access to financial savings.I qualify for government and/or voluntary assistance including: food banks and benefits.
I have an expendable income.I have some expendable income.I have no access to savings.
I can always buy new items.I am able to buy some new items and I buy others second hand.I have no or very limited expendable income.
I can afford an annual holiday or take time off.I can take a holiday annually or every few years without financial burden.I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them.
I cannot afford a holiday or have the ability to take time off without financial burden.

How do I pay?

Existing choir member: If you’re an existing member of the choir, you will get all the payment info in your pre-term email, which is sent within the month before the new term starts.

Prospective choir member: If you have never sung with People of Note whilst Rosie has been the leader, you can come for a free taster (email here to book).  If you enjoy your free taster and want to join the choir, you can either sign up and pay for the rest of the term pro rata (at the payment option rate you are able to pay) or you can wait and pay for the next term before it starts. You will be sent payment details and info once you sign up.