People of Note




People of Note is one of Bristol’s longest standing community choirs. Now run by Rosie Sleightholme (who was appointed in 2022) the choir was set up in 2000 by Nickomo Clarke and Nick Petts, and run by Nickomo and Rasullah from 2009-2020.

The choir is building up membership after a few years of not running, and currently stands at a nice number of 60 members, with full SATB sections.

New members are welcome to come for a free taster at any point in the term – email to book. We’d love to welcome you to the choir!

Rosie is a Natural Voice choir leader who is passionate about bringing people together to sing. Every voice is welcome in People of Note. There are no auditions and all songs are taught by ear. We sing songs from all over the world, with some which are slightly more challenging, and others that are simple and easy to pick up. The main aim is for us all to have fun! Have a listen to us singing one of Rosie’s simple, meditative songs here.

To find out more about the choir, take a look at our website.


  • 19th Sept-12th Dec (no choir 24th Oct)
  • Performance at Treefest – Fri 8th Dec, 5pm at St Mary Redcliffe Church
  • Christmas Concert – 2pm, Sat 16th Dec, St Michael & All Angels Church, Windmill Hill


Rosie is very talented, great fun and very enthusiastic which makes for a very enjoyed experience. I get some of those lovely moments when the hairs on the back of my neck stand up because of the beautiful sounds. The whole group have been very welcoming and it’s great to have some very friendly blokes in the bass section too. This is a very inclusive choir that has an extremely friendly and talented leader who provides excellent guidance and encouragement for when we learn new songs from a wide range of interesting sources”  Nigel

“Rosie, you are a brilliant and gifted leader as well as songwriter. You really sing and teach from the heart, there is passion and joy in your work, and you spread it like a lighthouse! I often feel buzzing after a great choir session and it is so wonderful to sing in a big group. I have made quite a few friends through choir over the years and PON feels more and more like one big family. Wonderful!” Christine

“Joining the choir was the best thing I have done for myself in many years. I look forward to attending the choir sessions every week very much. Rosie is very welcoming and friendly. Her passion for what she does is infectious! The happiness within me when I sing with a group of people who find joy in singing too often overwhelms me (positively). A little break within our session allows me to chat with the members of the choir – also a very nice part of each session. I joined with my sister and we were welcomed warmly by many members of the choir.” Magda

“I don’t just like the choir, I love it! It’s a community choir where everyone looks out for each other. Rosie is a great leader, learning songs with her is fun. She is full of energy and enthusiasm and after every session I feel on top of the world.” Ange

“I like this choir for its mixture of sometimes working towards concert performances and sometimes singing for the joy of singing. I really enjoy the quick win warm up songs, things that are able to pick up quickly and when sung together in harmony provide instant reward of sounding great. This builds the amazing energy this choir has deep within its soul. Rosie is a wonderful leader, she is very enthusiastic and fun and keeps a good energy within the group throughout the session. Fun and spiritual – in a good way!” Natalie

Session times

Tuesdays, 7.30 - 9.30pm

Choir details


St Paul's Church
2 Southville Road