NYCoS Aberdeen Choir

What happens at NYCoS Aberdeen Choir?

In the first year, Training Choir meets for 1 hour every week during term time, where they learn and sing together. In years after, this increases to a 2.5 - 3 hour rehearsal per week.

But being part of a NYCoS Area Choir isn't just about singing in a group; our unique musicianship programme helps to develop skills such as learning to read music, pitching, rhythm, sound production, solo singing and simple theory.

There are concerts for family and friends twice a year, where choir members showcase all they have learned.

NYCoS Aberdeen Choir meets for weekly rehearsals during term time at the MacRobert Building at the University of Aberdeen. You can find us on a map here.

History of NYCoS Aberdeen Choir

NYCoS Aberdeen Choir began in 2009 with support from the University of Aberdeen. It was the twelfth NYCoS Area Choir in a growing network across Scotland..

How much does a membership cost?
The membership fee for the first full year is £120 - just £4 per rehearsal. If cost is an issue, don't be put off as, thanks to our supporters, financial assistance may be available.

How to join

NYCoS Aberdeen Choir recruits annually from Primary 3 upwards in the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire areas.

Our free half-hour workshops are a fun and informal way to try out singing and games with others (where possible, with children from the same school). Our staff will then assess each singer's potential for membership to the choir.

Applications for our free workshop are now closed. If you wish to sign your child up for a NYCoS Area Choir, please email [email protected] or call 0141 287 2831.

Area Choir uniforms are now being supplied by Academy Uniforms and are available to buy online by clicking here.
Use voucher code NYCoS at the checkout to receive a discount.




Rehearsal Times


2018 start date:
9 January

Training Choir:
5.45pm - 6.45pm

Junior Choir:
5.45pm - 7.00pm

Intermediate Choir:
6.15pm - 7.45pm

Senior Choir:
6.45pm - 8.45pm


MacRobert Building
University of Aberdeen
King Street
AB24 5UA

Your Contacts

Choir Director:
Ruth Barrie will lead the choir in weekly rehearsals and any performances.

Choir Coordinator:
Leona McConochie will be rehearsals every week and acts as your local point of contact.

Music Staff:
Patricia Carrigan, Janet Okumu, Karen Proctor, Mhairi Sharp, Fiona Squires

Alisdair Sneden

Glasgow City Council