Edinburgh Police Choir originally formed in 2008 as a workplace choir and comprised serving officers, scenes of crime officers, forensic scientists, civilian support staff and telephone receptionists. As Scottish Police forces combined in 2013, the name was changed to reflect our roots in Edinburgh and our long standing affiliation with the Police. Today we welcome members of the public in all walks of life, with no boundaries or restrictions, other than a desire to sing to a high standard and to be part of a collective group who attain the highest accolades within the choir community nationally.
EPC has around 50 members and sing a wide range of music, often bespoke arrangements of music from current chart through to classical at concerts and performances throughout the year. Our aim is to sing with a view to raise money for charities, including donating profits from concerts to a charitable organisation our members nominate annually. Raising thousands of pounds for charity brings a bonus feel good factor to our shared enjoyment of excellent music making. Past performances and collaborations include Edinburgh International Festival, Virgin Street of Lights, a project with Sky Arts and even singing with Foreigner on stage. We have also competed in national competitions, and most recently placed third in the North Wales Choral Festival, which saw us travel for our hobby.
Equally important is having fun while keeping our standards high.