OTM North and South Bristol Community Choirs

At the heart of OTM Bristol are two large and lively community choirs that are open to absolutely everyone!

Both choirs are non-auditioned, with one based in Westbury Park (North Bristol) and the other in Totterdown (South Bristol). We have an eclectic repertoire including music by Mika, Clean Bandit, Sam Smith, Emeli Sande, The Beatles, Beyonce, Snow Patrol, Queen, Michael Jackson, Damien Rice, Take That, Mumford and Sons, Joni Mitchell, Coldplay, songs from musicals such as ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Wicked’ as well as classical music by composers such as Elgar and Dvorak to name but a few!

Bristol Community Choir
Bristol Community Choir


The Community Choirs perform at sell out concerts alongside the OTM Bristol Chamber Choir, Orchestra and Children’s Choir at venues such as St George’s Bristol.

We also enjoy carol singing, pop-up choir gigs and performing at annual Bristol events such as the Harbour Festival, Festival of Song and the Millennium Square Christmas Markets.

Everyone is Welcome!

We learn all our songs by ear, so there is no need to be able to read music although music is available for people who would like it.

Members also have access to mp3/4 practice tracks of all the songs we are singing to help with learning parts. A warm welcome is always guaranteed and our aim is to make music enjoyable and accessible to all and as a result we are now recognised as being one of Bristol’s best and most active community choirs.

Bristol Community Choir
OTM Bristol Community Choir

Rehearsals and Subscription

The South Bristol Community Choir rehearses every Wednesday during term time at The Jarman Hall, Totterdown from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

The North Bristol Community Choir rehearses every Thursday during term time at Westbury Park School from 7.45pm-9.45pm.

– Subscription is £80 per term or £40 for under 18s.

If you are keen, you are very welcome to come along to any rehearsal for a free taster session before deciding whether to join.

Current Music North and South Bristol Community Choirs:

  1. Over The Rainbow – from ‘The Wizard of Oz’
  2. Angels – Robbie Williams
  3. Rocket Man – Elton John
  4. Winter Song – Sarah Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson
  5. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – Elton John
  6. Con Te Partiro – (sung by) Andrea Bocelli
  7. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
  8. Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
  9. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
  10. My Way – (sung by) Frank Sinatra
  11. When We Were Young – Adele
  12. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen (Jeff Buckley version)
  13. Purple Rain – Prince
  14. Defying Gravity – from ‘Wicked’ The Musical
  15. I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt
  16. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  17. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid