About Edinburgh Police Choir

In a city with more than 50 choirs, we believe EPC (Edinburgh Police Choir) is unique.  We are community choir, welcoming members from the whole of central Scotland, and we take pride in creating a sophisticated, lovely sound in four-part harmony.  We rehearse throughout the year, with performances dotted throughout. 

It’s a non-profit-making organisation. All subscriptions go towards the running of the choir and we aim to raise money for our nominated charity every year. We work with professional musicians as MD and guest coaches and enjoy rising to the challenge of being a bit different. 

We have members who enjoy singing to a high standard, in a supportive environment.  The ‘choir family’ ethos is equally important and we look out for each other - there are social events, choir retreats and trips to competitions which are always huge fun to take part in.

The choir currently has just short of 40 members from central Scotland. There are a few serving police officers and staff among the ranks, but the majority have no connection to the police force. The only requirement is to be able to pass our voice test (see joining the choir), You do not need to be able to read music – some can, some can’t.  Audio learning tracks are provided on our website and that is how many of us learn.

The choir’s repertoire includes pop songs, traditional and folk tunes and the occasional popular classical piece.  A number of the arrangements are created specially for us, and we are known for ‘mash-ups’ of two or more songs.  Head to the 'have a lsten' page to hear us.

Performing is very much the focus of what we do, and no venue or event is too big or small.  We sing in care homes, gardens, at weddings, corporate events and charity fund-raising concerts. Particular favourites have been the Dream Nights event for disabled and disadvantaged children at Edinburgh Zoo, the Friends of the Portrait Gallery event at Christmas and taking part in a police fund-raising gala at The Royal Albert Hall.  We also put on our own concerts from time-t0-time.

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