Riff Raff choir raises £2,000 for Children in Need

November 27 2015

SLIPPERS, dressing gowns and onesies were the required dress code for a local choir group last month, as they raised over £2,000 for Children in Need.

SLIPPERS, dressing gowns and onesies were the required dress code for a local choir group last month, as they raised over £2,000 for Children in Need.

Members from all four Riff Raff choir groups – including one in Bishopston – took part in the fundraising effort, which involved holding a pyjama party during their rehearsals.

Singing, cake and good times were the order of the week, with teachers Oli Poole and Douglas Watts going the extra mile by dressing up as pantomime characters.

Not content with resting up after a job well done, Riff Raff is now rehearsing for a run of Christmas concerts, where all profits will be donated to MusicSpace – a Bristol-based music therapy charity.

The Bishopston group will be performing at St Michael’s & All Angels’ Church, supported by a cappella quintet, Reduced RiffRaff, on December 2, 8pm.

Riff Raff formed in March 2010 and has become recognised across the city for singing funky a cappella pop and rock songs.

The group has an open door policy – no auditions, and no sheet music – making it accessible to all. Anyone can sing given the right guidance, is their ethos.

For more information about Riff Raff, visit: www.bristolchoir.co.uk

Riff Raff Choir Bishopston