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 we are delighted that this year we will again welcome the Broxburn and Livingston Band and KS Dance Academy.

Upcoming performances

We had a fantastic show at the Church Hill Theatre at the end of April. We are now taking a little break until September. If you would like to join us for our new season on Monday 2 September, please get in touch (see below).

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

Edinburgh Telephone Choir

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

We are pleased to announce that after our successful spring show in April 2024 we were able to raise £1000 which means that Bethany Christian Trust and Maggie’s Edinburgh will benefit with £500 each. Many thanks to all our supporters and members who kindly donated, without your support it would not be possible for the Edinburgh Telephone Choir to continue supporting our chosen charities each year.Thank You. See MoreSee Less
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What’s happening all over, I’ll tell ya, Guys and Dolls who would be sittin’ at home with their feet up, Had a ball.Thanks to our audience for once again coming out and supporting us and our 2 charities Bethany Christian Trust and maggie’s centre. We’ll done to the KS Dancers and Broxburn and Livingston Band, we so enjoyed your company on stage.Big thanks to the choir for another wonderful show. Till next time when we’ll all face the music and dance. See MoreSee Less
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What’s playing at the Church Hill, I’ll tell ya what’s playing, a show about the Rhythms of Life. Well done guys, the mean and moody look suits you. Another sparkling performance tonight from the choir, ks dancers and Broxburn and Livingston Band. Still time to grab a ticket for our final show on Saturday at 3:30 pm.or else some of the guys will be round to rearrange your flower pots. Know what I’m sayin’. See MoreSee Less
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What’s in the daily news? I’ll tell ya, a story ’bout the Edinburgh Telephone Choir who performed rather well. Thanks to the choir. KS Dance and the Broxburn and Livingston Band. Great night, you all made it come together. See MoreSee Less
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