Bristol Choir

Riff Raff's Xmas Xtravaganza gigs (5-8 December)

We have four wonderful Christmas concerts for you this year (see Upcoming Performances below for locations, times & tickets).

Thinking about joining a choir?

If you're interested in giving us a try in January 2017, please REGISTER INTEREST below.
Check out THIS ARTICLE written by Riff Raff Director, Elaine, about the benefits of being in a choir.

What we do

Riff Raff choir sings pop music in harmony. You don't need to be able to read music: all of the parts are taught by ear, and we provide word sheets and audio tracks with which to practise. There's no audition and you won't be asked to sing alone, it's all about having fun singing and enjoying yourself! We also have regular socials :-) For more info about the choir and teachers, please see About Us.


Are there spaces available?

We hold a list of people who would like to join Riff Raff when a place becomes available. We only take new people at the start of a term (see term dates below). Please DON'T just turn up to a choir session, please DO fill in the REGISTER INTEREST form and we will add you to the waiting list. Places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis in the two weeks prior to the start of a term. 

Taster sessions

For the first couple of rehearsals of each term, when there are spaces available, we invite new members to come for a taster session (you only need pay for this session, to see if you like it before committing to the term). We teach completely new material in these sessions. We also sometimes run one-off taster sessions. If you would like to give Riff Raff a try, please sign up using the Register Interest form below.


Taster session: £8 (first session only)
Term fee: £80 (10 weeks)
Term fee: £96 (12 weeks)

 Term Dates

Winter '16 19 Sep - 1 Dec (10 weeks)
[no rehearsals: 24-27 Oct]
Spring '17

23 Jan - 27 Apr (12 weeks)
[no rehearsals: 13-16 Feb]
[no rehearsals: 17-20 Apr]

Summer '17

5 Jun - 27 Jul (8 weeks)

Register Interest

Please Sign Up below if you are interested in joining the choir. You should receive an automated response immediately and a personal response within a week (email us directly if you don't hear back).

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Mailing List

Join our mailing list, using the Sign Up button below, to hear about Riff Raff choir's upcoming performances, workshops and other events.

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Contact Us

  • Joining the choir: to contact us about joining the choir, please use the "Register Interest" form on this page. If you don't receive an email back within a week, please email Julie (Administrator) on
  • Requesting a performance / anything else: to contact us about the choir performing at an event or about anything else, please email Elaine (Riff Raff Director) on (please note, the choir does not perform at private functions, e.g. wedding, corporate events).

[To reveal the full email address above, click on the orange part at the beginning.]




Hen & Chicken (210 North Street, BS3 1JF) - upstairs in the Comedy Box

[No disabled access]




The Lansdown (8 Clifton Road, BS8 1AF) - upstairs in the function room

[No disabled access]




St Michael's & All Angels Church (160a Gloucester Road, BS7 8NT) - main hall

[HAS disabled access]




The Cross Hands (Staple Hill Road, BS16 5AA) - upstairs in the function room

[No disabled access]

Performances & Workshops

Upcoming performances


For tickets (Adults: £5, U18s: free) to our Christmas concerts on 5th, 7th or 8th Dec, please email

  • Mon 5th Dec '16, 8pm at the Hen & Chicken, including RnB Choir & Reduced Riff Raff (further details)
  • Tue 6th Dec '16, 8pm at the Lansdown, including The Raff Pack (further details)
  • Wed 7th Dec '16, 8pm at St Michaels & All Angels Church, Glos Rd, including The Raff Pack (further details)
  • Thu 8th Dec '16, 8pm at All Saints Church, Fishponds, including Reduced Riff Raff (further details)
  • Sun 30th April '17, 2.30pm (matinee) at St George's, Bristol - Bishopston & Fishponds groups
  • Sun 30th April '17, 7pm (evening) at St George's, Bristol - Clifton & Southville groups
  • Sat 29th or Sun 30th Jul '17 (TBC)
  • Christmas: Sat 12th Dec '15
  • The Noughties: Sat 22nd Aug '15
  • The Beatles: Sat 27th Aug '11
  • Michael Jackson: Sun 8th May '11
  • Queen: Sat 14th Aug '10