The Rolling Hills Chorus is a registered Scottish Charity Number SC035891

About Rolling Hills Chorus

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“one of the highest quality and most entertaining choruses in Scotland and UK barbershop”

We are a group of men united by our love of singing. We always sing a capella and mainly in the barbershop style.

The Rolling Hills Chorus was formed in Galashiels in 1992 and its name is derived from the beautiful rolling hills of the Scottish Borders.  The Chorus soon gained a reputation for good entertainment and good harmony. In 1995 it was decided to move to Edinburgh, from where most of the members now came. The Chorus moved to a series of locations around Edinburgh before arriving at St Kentigern’s Church Hall on the west side of the city.

We are members of the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) and compete regularly at the BABS national convention.

We have put on our own show at a number of times at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We perform regularly in all kinds of venues. These can be cathedrals, art venues, weddings and parties.

Our Chorus Director is Rosalind Johnson.

“sing well, entertain and have fun”


We sing your favourite songs from film, music theatre, pop and traditional music. Songs of love, of loss, of hope. Songs to make you laugh. We perform a cappella - pure, beautiful harmonies and wonderful entertainment.






Like jazz. Barbershop started in Black America at the turn of the twentieth century. Barbershop is always sung a cappella, or unaccompanied. Four parts sing in close harmony, giving the music a rich, scrunchy sound. Listen out for the seventh chord that creates ringing overtones and the impression of many more than four parts.


We aim to give something back to the community, by boosting opportunities for male voice harmony singing and also by raising much needed funds for charity. We are proud to partner with Prostate Scotland and Children 1st. When you come along to one of our fundraising concerts, you are helping us make a real difference. Thank-you.