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

Last Wednesday we had the delight to sing again at Lauder Lodge Care Home. The ETC Ensemble entertained the residents with a selection of well known songs. It was especially joyous as we were joined by Alice who was celebrating her 100th Birthday. Thanks to all involved, choir members, staff and residents for making us feel very welcomed. Thanks to Lauder Lodge for your generous donation it is much appreciated. Here’s to the next one. See MoreSee Less
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Our Afternoon Tea fundraiser on June 15th was a big success and we managed to raise £700. Thanks to all who bought tickets or gave donations, thanks to all the helpers, servers, table arrangers, bakers, and cleaners, for making it a special day. It was also our final farewell to our M.D. Jennifer Gosling, who played a big part in organising the event, and of course five years as our M.D Thank you Jennifer, and wasn’t it fun.❤️ See MoreSee Less
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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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