Rosie Sleightholme is a community choir leader based in South Bristol, UK. 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 singer-songwriter Rosie has sung in many choirs (first experiencing a capella singing as a member of jazz choir The Oxford Gargoyles) played in orchestras and performed her own songs at gigs and festivals all over the UK and further afield (“Utterly wonderful stuff”, BBC Radio).
She came to choir leading when she was pregnant – setting up Womb Sisters pregnancy choir, then Folks & Bairns parent and baby choir, and then Rising Sun Singers community choir, all in South Bristol. In early 2022, Rosie was thrilled to be appointed as new leader for People of Note.
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.
Rosie has done leadership training with Susie Ro Prater, Vocal Process training with Jeremy Fisher and Gillyanne Kayes, and was trained in breathing and vocal support by Ingrid Rugheimer of the British Voice Association.
Rosie loves running workshops and will be running a brand new series of 2024 workshops which she’s named ‘Saturday Sings‘. In each of these workshops, Rosie will share the teaching with a fantastic guest composer, and they will take it in turns to sing their own SATB choir songs. The composers joining her are, in date order: Helen Chadwick, Katy Rose Bennett, Anna Tabbush, Emily Roblyn, Ben See and Helen Yeomans.
See HERE for more info and tickets.
To hear more about Rosie’s workshops, you can sign up to her mailing list HERE.