The National Youth Choir of Scotland is dedicated to providing high-level singing opportunities for Scotland’s young singers. NYCoS was established in 1996 to provide a national infrastructure for young people, teachers and choir directors to support and develop choral singing in Scotland.
The core objectives of NYCoS are:
NYCoS activities now include four National Choirs, a growing network of Area Choirs across Scotland, Mini Music Maker classes and a broad range of educational projects. NYCoS also commissions and publishes a range of publications, songbooks and educational resources.
The Central Office, in Glasgow, is responsible for managing all NYCoS activities although the Area Choirs are linked with local co-ordinators. Music staff are employed throughout Scotland as and when required.
Christopher Bell is the Artistic Director of NYCoS. He was a key person in the establishment of the organisation.