COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update

As we are unable to rehearse in the normal way we have started Sing in the City zoom choir rehearsals. In the comfort and safety of your own home the Directors and coaches will roll run online choirs for their members and anyone wanting to join. 

We have full and part membership available at the moment.

We have 5 zoom rehearsals running on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (day and night) and we also have a FREE World Choir on every second Thursday at 20.00.  It’s free to everyone with no commitment to join.  People from America, France, the Scottish Islands and the Borders have taken part so far.

So until we can sing together, join us for a fun warm, welcoming rehearsal.

JOIN A ZOOM CHOIR NOW!

Restrictions on people meeting to rehearse has seen Sing in the City be the first to close down and the last to re-open.  With no end in sight we decided to make our own light at the end of the tunnel and have started zoom choirs!  It’s not perfect but it’s the only way that we can sing.  You are safe in the comfort of our own home and the Directors and coaches provide you with a rehearsal, harmonies, fun, smiles and a connected feeling.  All the harmonies are on our members pages for members and we have full and a half membership available.  

We have rehearsals at night and during the day.  We provide free singing zoom groups and assisted places and aim to make singing and music as accessible for everyone as possible. At Sing in the City we consider ourselves to be more than a choir.  If you are looking for a friendly, fun, inclusive choir with a family feel, then come and take a FREE trial.

Established in 2010 with one choir of 31 members we now have over 1000 members across Edinburgh, Fife and the Lothians and should have been celebrating our 10th Birthday this year by returning to the Usher Hall and taking as many of our members to the theatre with us but that has been rescheduled for March the 7th 2021.  Come and join us.

We are chasing dreams, making memories and have music, social, community and friendship at the heart of everything that we do.  We are very proud to have created an environment where age and ability are irrelevant but don’t take our word for it, come and speak to our team, our members and see for yourself.  You can join a choir in many locations, have a look at our choir pages.

We have a concession price for members who are at retirement age and we are also one of the few choirs that have a full 2 hours rehearsal with a tea break in the middle.  Our attention to music, social, community and charity is second to none.  

SMILE – By Kirsty Baird, performed by Hanley and the Baird and Sing in the City.

Smile – Kirsty Baird (short promo)

This is a short promo of Smile. If you ever wonder what it feels like to sing or sing with others, watch Kirsty's face when Sing in the City join in behind her. The full video will be available on release of the official song.

Posted by Hanley & The Baird on Monday, 15 July 2019

Choirs

During quarantine

We have a zoom choir rehearsal on a Monday and Wednesday night from 19.00 till 20.00 and during the day from 10 till 11.  You will get an link for the rehearsal sent in an email, with the lyrics and also access to the website for all the recorded parts.  All that is included in our part member ship.  Full membership includes, Guitar, Art, Yoga, Pilates all on our main members page.  We can't wait for all of us to return to a normal life but until we can do that we are trying to provide our members with as much support as possible.  

It's time to take back some control from COVID19.  It's taken too much of our time already.  Email us for more information.

After Quarantine

"You should find you have a similar experience no matter which of our choirs you visit.  All our coaches are members of our Sing in the City Aw Blacks choir (our only auditioned choir) and all our administrators are members of one of the other Sing in the City choirs.  So it really is a family affair.

There is no audition process, you just have to find your way to one of our rehearsal spaces and you will be taken care of for the rest of the night.  You will be introduced to the Sing in the City team and then to a couple of members who will look after you at the rehearsal.  They will share their lyric sheets with you, introduce you to other members and help you find your feet.

” We aim to provide a safe, warm, welcoming and inclusive rehearsal space  for members to sing at a level they choose”

We appreciate that different members join a choir for various reasons, health reasons, to make friends, to have a hobby, to sing, to perform.  It dosn't matter why you join because we pride ourselves on providing something for everyone.  We put a lot of focus on community, social and charity and you have nothing to lose by taking a FREE trial night or morning with us.  We truly aim to be much 'more than a choir'

Hopefully we have a choir in your area that rehearse at a time that suits you.  We have evening and daytime groups. Take a look at the map and see what we have near you and contact us

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