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 always sung in choirs (first experiencing a capella singing as a member of jazz choir The Oxford Gargoyles) 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.
Rosie has recently been appointed as new leader for longstanding Bristol choir People of Note, taking over from Nickomo and Rasullah.
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.