Festival of Voice - Gurt Lush, People of Note and Island Folk Choir
Experience and support fantastic local choirs in Bridgehouse as part of the Festival of Voice.
One of a series of Festival of Voice concerts in our foyer space, Bridgehouse, will showcase the best of Bristol’s choirs, featuring:
Known for their ambitious repertoires and fearless performances, Gurt Lush have grown to be one of the largest and most remarkable open-access choirs in the country.
The choir love champion new works, particularly by local composers, gaining them a reputation for sourcing extreme and exciting a cappella world music. They regularly enjoy street busking, carol singing and charity performances of all kinds and even once sang in the dark in the Staple Hill Tunnel for an Australian project known as Galaxy of Suns.
People of Note
People of Note is one of Bristol’s longest standing community choirs. The choir was set up in 2000 by Nickomo Clarke and Nick Petts, and run by Nickomo and Rasullah from 2009-2020.
After several years without a leader, in early 2022 the choir appointed wonderful new leader, Rosie Sleightholme. Rosie is a Natural Voice choir leader and has really loved her first year of leading the choir, and welcoming lots of new members to the group. All songs are taught by ear and there is no need to read music. The choir sings songs from all over the world, and Rosie’s main aim is to bring people together to experience the joy of singing in harmony.
The Island Folk Choir are a community of singers who are drawn together by a love of folk songs and harmony singing. They sing songs from the British Isles and beyond.
Presented by Bristol Beacon and St George’s Bristol as part of the Festival of Voice
18.00 – Gurt Lush
19.00 – People of Note
20.00 – Island Folk Choir
Festival of Voice
The Festival of Voice is St George’s Bristol’s month-long celebration of the power, beauty and universality of the human voice. Bringing together internationally renowned artists with grass-roots choirs anchored in their local communities, and everything in between. We’re exploring what the voice can do and a celebration of what singing can help us all be and achieve, creating something together to enjoy. Everyone is welcome to come along and take part!
Singing is like a celebration of oxygen”
- – Björk
at Bristol Beacon
Our foyer space located within Bristol Beacon where we host events, performances and conferences.
Getting to the venue
Location: Bridgehouse is located within Bristol Beacon with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.
Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 50m away directly behind Bristol Beacon.
Bristol Clean Air Zone
Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.
The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.
Bridgehouse has level access from street level with lifts to all levels. For unallocated seated performances, seats can easily be removed to accommodate wheelchairs.
Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.
There is an induction loop at the box office. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting. There is no hearing loop facility for the foyer stage.