The Choir

The Edinburgh Singers is one of the City's finest non-professional auditioned mixed-voice choirs. It is renowned for vibrant, moving and expressive performances of music from the Early Baroque to the present day. Founded in 1952, the choir remains an enthusiastic sociable group of all ages and from every walk of life. In its regular concerts it strives for the highest quality of performance and has collaborated with Scottish Opera, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as well as broadcasting on BBC TV's 'Songs of Praise' and Radio 4's 'Sunday Worship'.

In recent years, the choir has considerably extended its repertoire both chronologically and stylistically.We have performed Renaissance and medieval pieces along with major works by 19th to 21st century composers such as Parry, Stamford, Finzi, Kod├íly, Widor, Walton, Poulenc, Rutter, Tavener and MacMillan, in addition to more familiar choral works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Faure and Elgar. It is a measure of the quality of the choir that it not only rises to these challenges, but also provides soloists from within its ranks for all but the largest oratorios. A detailed list of past concerts may be found here.

Typically the choir performs four formal concerts each year, in major venues in the centre of Edinburgh, and often in the atmospheric surroundings of Greyfriars Kirk. In recent years the choir has toured to Munich, Tuscany, Rome, Paris and Berlin, and performed in Brussels and Ghent in April 2019.

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and talented singers interested in joining us, and are particularly seeking to recruit Tenors at this time. Find out more about how you can sing with us here.

The Edinburgh Singers were delighted to win the Scotland Sings Chorus Award 2016 in the Inspirational Year category, recognising our achievements in the choir year 2015/2016 under the leadership of our Musical Director Alistair Digges.


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