NYCoS Falkirk Choir

What happens at NYCoS Falkirk 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 Falkirk Choir meets for weekly rehearsals at St Francis Xavier's Primary. You can find us on a map here.

History of NYCoS Falkirk Choir
The NYCoS Falkirk Choir began in 2000 with support from Falkirk 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 Falkirk Choir recruits annually from Primary 3 in the Falkirk 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


2018/19 start date:
28 August

Junior Choir 1: 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Junior Choir 2: 6.45pm - 8.00pm
Intermediate Choirs: 7.15 - 8.45pm
Senior Choir: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Chamber Choir: 6.30 - 9.00pm


St Mungo's RC High School
Merchiston Avenue

Falkirk Choir Staff

Choir Director:
Kirstie Hemple will lead the choir in weekly rehearsals and any performances.

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

Music Staff:
Claire Derrick, Jemma Lapsley, Suzanne Maxwell, Laura McKell, Helen Robbie

Fiona Hobson

Glasgow City Council