Sing With Us

Newcomers are always welcome to audition for The Edinburgh Singers, a long-established, independent choir attracting singers of all ages and from every walk of life. We are always on the look out for enthusiastic and talented singers, and are particularly seeking to recruit Tenors at this time.

How many concerts do we sing?

We typically perform four concerts a year (autumn, Christmas, spring and summer), with occasional extras, such as Concert Tours abroad, Carol Singing for charity, and performing on Songs of Praise and other TV and Radio programmes.

How often do we rehearse?

We rehearse once a week, on a Thursday evening (7.30 - 9.30pm), in central Edinburgh. Typically, there is also a longer, daytime rehearsal on a weekend before each main concert. In addition, each section (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) arranges sectional rehearsals from time to time. Any extra performances will have dedicated rehearsals by arrangement.

How do I join? 

We aim to audition new singers at regular points throughout the year. Please email us on and tell us your voice part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass) and a little bit about your singing history, and we'll get in touch to arrange an audition.

Do you need to be able to read music?

Yes, we do expect all members to be able to read music, and to sight-read at least a bit, so that we can learn music more quickly.

How much does it cost?

All choir members are required to pay subscription fees to help cover the core running costs of the choir. The current fee for a full choir year (September - June) is £170, or £100 for students and the unwaged (subscription fees are pro rata for new singers joining part way through the choir year).