Bristol Choir

Riff Raff's Grand Night Out - Sunday 24th July 2016 - Colston Hall, Bristol

Let the resplendent Riff Raff choir entertain you with a rapturous night of rousing pop & rock songs from across the decades, raising funds for Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal.

Tickets available online from Colston Hall, or if you are unable to come but would like to donate to this worthwhile charity which provides cutting edge, life-saving equipment, family accommodation and arts, music and play therapy for patients and their families at Bristol Children’s Hospital, please go to our JustGiving page.

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)
10 week term: £80

Term Dates

Summer '16 9 May - 21 Jul (10 weeks)
[no rehearsals: 30 May-2 Jun]
Winter '16 19 Sep - 1 Dec (10 weeks)
[no rehearsals: 24-27 Oct]
Spring '17 23 Jan - 6 Apr (10 weeks)
[no rehearsals: 13-16 Feb]

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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Monday Evening

Elaine & Oli teach on Monday evenings, upstairs in the Comedy Box room at the Hen & Chicken (210 North Street, Southville, BS3 1JF), from 7.30pm until 9.30pm with a break in the middle.
[No disabled access]

Tuesday Evening

Elaine & Oli teach on Tuesday evenings, upstairs in the function room at The Lansdown (8 Clifton Road, Clifton, BS8 1AF), from 7.30pm until 9.30pm with a break in the middle.
[No disabled access]

Wednesday Evening

Doug & Helen teach on Wednesday evenings, at St Michael's & All Angels Church (160a Gloucester Road, BS7 8NT) from 7.30pm until 9.30pm with a break in the middle.
(HAS disabled access)

Thursday Evening

Doug & Helen teach on Thursday evenings, upstairs in the function room at the Cross Hands (Staple Hill Road, Fishponds, BS16 5AA) from 7.30pm until 9.30pm with a break in the middle.
[No disabled access]

Performances & Workshops

  • Sun 24th July '16, 7pm - Riff Raff's Grand Night Out at Colston Hall, Bristol. Tickets now on sale - see above.
  • Sun 9th April '17 at St George's, Bristol (more details to follow)
  • 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