Interested in joining the choir and/or training with Voice for Life (RSCM scheme)?  Details Here

We are looking to recruit  Choral Scholars

The Vestry of St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Comely Bank, Edinburgh is  looking for some young talented singers to come and join our choir. We  are looking for one or two sopranos, one alto and a bass from age 14 and above. A  love of singing and good sight-reading skills would be helpful. For  successful applicants the requirement would be 40 services per year,  this would include evensongs and extra Christmas services. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6 - 7.30pm.
The  scholarship fund would pay 1000 annually to each successful applicant.

If you know of any young adult who might be interested and would welcome  this opportunity, please contact our Director of Music, Jane Ruuskanan.  Jane would love to hear from you and can be contacted at .


Music at St Ninian’s

The choir has an extensive, and ever expanding, repertoire of anthems and services which includes music from the 11th to the 20th century. In addition to the Eucharist the choir sings at a series of termly Choral Evensongs, and at other services including the carol service and a devotional offering during Holy Week.

The choir normally rehearses on Thursdays from 6.00pm to 7.30pm and on Sunday mornings from 9.25am, and is made up of devoted and hardworking volunteers. New members are also welcome - the only requirement being a love of singing.  For more information please contact

With appropriate anthems and introits, hymns and seasonal organ voluntaries and interludes, the Director of Music and choir at St Ninian's seek to express the beauty of holiness implicit within the church's liturgy.

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90 Years of Music at St Ninian’s
Compiled by Tom Edwards, Organist and Director of Music from 2007-9

For the website this has been split into two sections:  The first gives an account of the organists since 1921, and the second (which forms the appendix) lists the choral music in the period 2007-9.
Download Organists since 1921   PDF format
Download Choral Music 2007-9  PDF format

Update to the above Tom Edwards publication covering the period from 2009 to 2019 by Pat Treherne
Download Music at St Ninian,s 2009-2019 PDF format


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