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NYCoS Dumfries Choir

NYCoS Dumfries Choir

What happens at NYCoS Dumfries 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 Dumfries Choir meets for weekly rehearsals at Laurieknowe Primary School in Dumfries. You can find us on a map here.

History of NYCoS Dumfries Choir

NYCoS Dumfries Choir began in 2000 with support from Dumfries & Galloway Council. The Choir is one of a growing network of NYCoS Area Choirs 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 Dumfries Choir recruits annually from Primary 3 in the Dumfries area.

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 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:
11 Jan (Training Choir)
18 Jan (All Choirs)

Training Choir:
5.45pm - 6.45pm

Junior Choir:
5.45pm - 7.00pm

Intermediate Choir:
6.15pm - 7.30pm

Senior Choir:
6.45pm - 9.00pm


Laurieknowe Primary School
School Lane


Your Contacts

Choir Director:
Helen Teale will lead the choir in weekly rehearsals and any performances.

Choir Coordinator:
Christine Guthrie will be at rehearsals every week and acts as your local point of contact.

Music Staff:

Kathryn Alexander, Chris Henry, Ros Henry, Audrey Marshall, Rory McLatchie, Llinos Price


Sue St Joseph

Glasgow City Council