Welcome to The Edinburgh Telephone Choir

We are an Edinburgh based choir who sing a wide range of light music at different events through the year. As well as sharing our passion for singing, the choir raises money for charities. We have two nominated charities at our annual show each year, and we perform for fundraising events organised by groups such as church guilds.


Our popular annual musical variety show is held in the Church Hill Theatre over three days at the end of April or beginning of May, and has become an Edinburgh institution. Musical guest artists and dancers join us every year, and for the last several years this has been the Broxburn and Livingston Band and KS Dance Academy.

Upcoming performances

We had a fantastic week at the Church Hill Theatre performing our annual show, A Musical Journey, and a hugely enjoyable performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Our next annual show will take place from 24 to 27 April 2024 at the Church Hill Theatre. In the meantime, we will be celebrating Christmas at Morningside Parish Church on Wednesday 13 December 2023. If you would like to sing with us at these events, please join us.

Join Us

We are currently accepting new singers in all voice parts.

Although we occasionally sing in unison, most of our music is in three or four part harmony. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know whether you are a soprano, alto, tenor or bass; we will fit you in.

About the Choir

The Choir was formed in Edinburgh in 1947 by Mollie Scott, a Lady Supervisor in the then Rose Street Telephone Exchange, for ladies working in the exchange. The original ladies only choir recruited gentlemen in 1950 to enable a wider range of music to be undertaken with part singing.

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Edinburgh Telephone Choir

A mixed voice choir in Edinburgh singing a wide variety of music including pop, musicals, spirituals

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We’re delighted that the Edinburgh Telephone Choir will be teaming up with us again for a fundraising Christmas concert in aid of this year’s Toy Appeal. All monies raised will be used to support local families in Edinburgh who need a little extra help this Christmas. Join us on Sunday 17th December at 6pm for a feast of Christmas music from the choir and our own musical groups, carol singing with the band, all excellently compèred by Major Marian Parker. Admission is FREE – come along and ‘Sing Christmas!’ See MoreSee Less
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Well, summer is almost over and that can mean only one thing, our new season starts on Monday 4th September.and we are looking forward to learning new songs for our Carol concerts in December and our spring shows next year.Our last season ended on a high with our well received concert at the Edinburgh Fringe. This was only our 2nd year performing and we were joined on stage by guest singer Ellen McNeill, Mezzo Soprano, she sang beautifully, as did the choir. We hope you enjoyed it, the choir certainly did. So why not come along and join us, if you enjoy singing then what’s stopping you.You’re sure to get a warm friendly welcome. See MoreSee Less
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We hope to see you there,Details,tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/edinburgh-telephone-choir-around-the-world-in-80-minutes See MoreSee Less
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