The Edinburgh Contemporary Choir was founded in 2013 by the team behind Edinburgh’s leading private music tuition service. Set up as a community choir, the idea was to bring together a diverse group of singers from across Edinburgh to form a performance-ready choir in 10 weeks.
With no sheet music and no auditions to take part, our rehearsals soon became popular with people looking for an accessible way to get involved in making and performing music as part of a choir. We performed for the first time in late 2013 to an incredibly receptive crowd at Edinburgh’s legendary Jazz Bar, and have grown from strength to strength ever since.
In early 2014 we launched new sites in Edinburgh’s West End, before launching in Glasgow with the Glasgow Contemporary Choir shortly thereafter.
Our focus on contemporary music and rich harmonies helped the group secure notable performances and strong crowd reactions across Scotland, as well as being a welcome respite from the stress of the week and a chance to socialise for our members!
Today, hundreds of members meet most weeks of the year to learn new songs, rehearse and perform at gigs and events in Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond.
Everyone who takes part in our choirs is given the opportunity to perform to audiences throughout the year. By building a team spirit, where everyone relies on the performance of everyone else to succeed, The Contemporary Choir has grown to become one of Scotland’s most popular community singing groups.
Join the Edinburgh Contemporary Choir.