NYCoS Edinburgh Choir

What happens at NYCoS Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh Choir meets for weekly rehearsals at St George's School for Girls. You can find us on a map here.

History of NYCoS Edinburgh Choir

The NYCoS Edinburgh Choir began in 1998 with support from Edinburgh City Council. It 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 Edinburgh Choir recruits annually from Primary 3 in the Edinburgh City 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 [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:
10 January

Training Choir:
5.30pm - 6.30pm

Junior Choir:
5.30pm - 6.30pm


2018 start date:
11 January

Intermediate Choir:
5.20pm - 6.45pm

Senior Choir:
6.00pm - 8.15pm

Chamber Choir:
6.45pm - 9.00pm

Chamber Choir Auditions:
31 August


St. George's School For Girls
Garscube Terrace
EH12 6GB

Edinburgh Choir Staff

Choir Director:
Mark Evans will lead the choir in weekly rehearsals and any performances.

Choir Coordinator:
Bill Dove will be at rehearsals each week and acts as your local point of contact for the Intermediate, Senior and Chamber Choirs.

David Paterson will be at rehearsals each week and acts as your local point of contact for the Training and Junior Choirs.

Music Staff:
Catherine Bapty, Tracy Curle, Kimberley Dove, Sarah Duncan, Linda Evans, Sue MacPhail, Jane McLeod, Moira Morrison, Rosemary Nairne, Alberto Salinas Alvarez, Margaret Sharp

Gina Baker, Stuart Hope

Glasgow City Council