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

Tickets are now available for our annual show ‘Rhythms of Life’ which will take place from 24 to 27 April 2024 at the Church Hill Theatre. They can be purchased directly from any choir member or from Ticket Source online here.

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

To all our friends and supporters we wish you a happy and joyful new year. See MoreSee Less
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Our 2nd concert of the festive season was as part of The Salvation Army – City Corps Sing Christmas event on Sunday the 17th. A celebration of Christmas and a fundraiser for their annual Toy Appeal. It was a wonderful joyous evening of music, songs and carols. and most important, it helped raise the sum of £755 which will help fund this very worthwhile cause. We received a very warm welcome from our friends at The Salvation Army, Many Thanks for letting us celebrate with you. See MoreSee Less
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Here’s the choir warming up for their Christmas concert at Morningside Parish Church on Wednesday evening. Why not catch us at the second of our Christmas Carol Concerts tomorrow evening (Sunday 17th) at 6pm at The Salvation Army on East Adam Street, it’s FREE admission! See MoreSee Less
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A wonderful evening of songs and carols last night at Morningside Parish church. A beautiful setting for our annual carol concert Thanks to all who helped make it a success. Same again next year, I don’t mind if we do. See MoreSee Less
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All set, last rehearsal, the tree is decorated, see you at Morningside Parish church, 7:30p.m. Wednesday the 13th December. See MoreSee Less
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