Concert FAQs

Useful information for concert goers


We are proud of the quality of our ensembles. Since the society’s creation in 1867, our concerts have been performed to an incredibly high standard and have received critical acclaim alongside warm support from our audiences.


“Am I allowed to say brilliant? The EUMS was stunningly good. I’m not sure that I have ever heard a choir cut and start as if the power had gone off and then on again.”

Richard Whittle

We perform six main concerts a year, with a Winter concert series, a Spring concert series and a Summer concert. Each year one of our concerts also includes a joint collaboration between the Chorus and one of either Sinfonia or Symphony Orchestra, alternating year-on-year. Concerts usually take place in the same venues every year and are easily accessible from the centre of Edinburgh.

Tickets can be bought on the door, but we sell tickets in advance online and at rehearsals. Advance single or group bookings can be made by going to our TicketSource minisite here. Prices are very reasonable, and we offer further concessions to students and under-26s. Further booking options are available for larger groups. Our concerts always start at 7.30pm with doors usually opening at 7pm.

For regular concert-goers, you can buy a Season Ticket to save money and avoid worrying about having cash on the door. Season Tickets get you a whole year of EUMS concerts for £50. Friends of EUMS and EUMS alumni may purchase Season Tickets for a discounted price of £40. Please contact for details.

We know that sometimes there is a lot to think about when attending a classical concert, especially if it is your first, so we have answered a few frequently asked questions about our performances. Find them here.