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 annual membership for Junior Choir is £140 - less than £4.5 per week. If cost is an issue, don't be put off as, thanks to our supporters, financial assistance is 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.

You can sign up for a free workshop online.




Rehearsal Times

Wednesdays & Thursdays:

2018/19 start dates:
Junior Choirs: 29 Aug (5.30 -  6.30)
Intermediates: 6 Sept (5.20 - 6.45)
Senior Choir: 6 Sept (6.00 - 8.15)
Chamber Choir: 6 Sept (6.45 - 9.00)


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