Bristol Choir

Well done, Riff Raff!

Riff Raff raised an amazing £4,915.33 for the Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal "Home from Home" appeal over the last year. This appeal is to raise money to provide free family accommodation for Bristol Children's Hospital.

Thinking about joining a choir?

Check out THIS ARTICLE written by Riff Raff Director, Elaine, about the benefits of being in a choir.
If you're interested in giving us a try in September 2016, please REGISTER INTEREST below.

What we do

Riff Raff choir sings pop music of all genres 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.

Register interest...

...if you'd like to join Riff Raff choir or find out more. You should receive an automated response immediately (if you don't please check your Spam or Junk folder) and a personal response within a week (please directly email us if you don't hear back within a week).

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Taster session: £8 (your first session only)
Term fee: £80 (10 weeks) / £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]

Mailing List

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

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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
  • Mon 5th Dec '16, 8pm at the Hen & Chicken - the Southville group's Christmas concert
  • Tue 6th Dec '16, 8pm at the Lansdown - the Clifton group's Christmas concert
  • Wed 7th Dec '16, 8pm at St Michaels & All Angels Church, Glos Rd - the Bishopston group's Christmas concert
  • Thu 8th Dec '16, 8pm at All Saints Church, Fishponds - the Fishponds group's Christmas concert
  • Sat 29th or Sun 30th April '17 (TBC) at St George's, Bristol
  • 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