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.

New Musical Director needed

As our fantastic Musical Director, Jennifer, is moving away in the summer we are now looking for a replacement for next season. Applications are invited immediately, further details are available here: Musical Director

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

Well, show week is finally here. Preparations are underway. There’s still time to get your tickets, online or at the door from Thursday.Supporting Maggie’s Edinburgh and Bethany Christian Trust. See MoreSee Less
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Last minute preparations for our charity table in the foyer of the Church Hill Theatre for our show next week. Rhythms of Life supporting Maggie’s Edinburgh and Bethany Christian Trust. We hope you will support them by supporting Edinburgh Telephone Choir . See MoreSee Less
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Look what I found in Sainsburys, Cameron Toll. Hope you’ve got your tickets. See MoreSee Less
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A wee reminder to get your tickets for our upcoming show Rhythms of Life. On-line or pay at the door, card or cash accepted, we’d love to see you there. See MoreSee Less
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Some of the members took time out from rehearsals to visit Lauder Lodge Care home today and entertain the residents. We had a lovely time singing and everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks to the staff for setting things up and making us feel welcomed. See MoreSee Less
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