Bristol Choir

Riff Raff's Spring Fling - Sunday 30th April 2017 

This spring, we will be bursting back onstage with two concerts. Warming you up for the a cappella
magnificence of Riff Raff choir will be our all-male a cappella group, The Raff Pack. 

Tickets now available from St George's Box Office Tel: 0845 40 24 001

Fundraising for Comic Relief

Well done to Riff Raff and Raff Pack who raised over £2.1k for Comic Relief in March, by getting sponsored to hold rehearsals in fancy dress.

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

Spring '17

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

Summer '17

5 Jun - 27 Jul (8 wks)

Winter '17

25 Sep - 7 Dec (10 wks)
[no rehearsals: 23-26 Oct]

Spring '18

15 Jan - 22 Mar (10 wks)
(no gap for half-term)

Register Interest

Please Sign Up below if you are interested in joining the choir for our summer term. 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).

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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]




Redland Parish Church Hall (Redland Green Road, BS6 7HE) - new group starting 8th June.

[HAS disabled access]

Performances & Workshops

  • Sun 23rd Apr, 3pm - busking at Bristol Harbourside with Gurt Lush choir
  • Sun 30th Apr, 2.30pm at St George's, Bristol - Bishopston & Fishponds groups, plus The Raff Pack
  • Sun 30th Apr, 7pm at St George's, Bristol - Clifton & Southville groups, plus The Raff Pack
  • Sat 29th Jul, 7pm - Clifton, Southville and (new) Redland groups performing at St Paul's Church, Southville
  • Sun 30th Jul, 7pm - Bishopston and Fishponds groups performing at Redland Park URC, Whiteladies Rd
  • 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