The Practice Choir is a friendly, informal, adult four part choir based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Our singers are amateurs and no auditions are required to join the choir. However, it is necessary to be able to sing in tune and in the case of lower voices, to be able to hold a harmony line. We work with our choirmaster, Derrick Morgan, and accompanist, Ailsa Aitkenhead, and we aim to provide high quality concerts twice a year, sometimes with orchestral accompaniment.

History of The Practice Choir

The Practice Choir was formed about 40 years ago under the auspices of Geoffrey Ditcham, a teacher of music at Edinburgh Academy, for unpretentious singers who simply enjoyed making Music. Geoffrey’s successor, Nicholas Jones, further developed the Choir and led it into the standard choral repertoire which it continued to perform under  Choirmaster Bruce Davis. Graham D. Maclagan was appointed Choirmaster in 2010 and worked with us for six years before moving on in the summer of 2016.

Derrick Morgan was appointed as Choirmaster in September 2016 and we continue to make music with Derrick at the helm.


During term time, we rehearse regularly on a Thursday night from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. There is usually a short break from around 8:30pm to 8:40pm each evening.
From September 2017 our venue for rehearsals is St Vincent’s Chapel, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
We pay a termly subscription to cover the costs of venue hire and for paying our conductor and pianist. More details can be found below:

The new term begins: Thursday 11th January 2018
Venue Map: Courtesy of Google Maps Website (look for the arrow)
Term Subscription: £50


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