NYCoS Inverness Choir

What happens at NYCoS Inverness 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 Inverness Choir meets for weekly rehearsals at Millburn Academy, Inverness. You can find us on a map here.

History of NYCoS Inverness Choir
The NYCoS Inverness Choir began in 2008 with support from Highland 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 Inverness Choir recruits annually from Primary 3 in Inverness and surrounding 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:
23 January

Training Choir:
5.45pm - 6.45pm

Junior Choir:
5.45pm - 6.45pm

Intermediate Choir:
5.45pm - 6.45pm

Senior Choir:
6.45pm - 8.45pm


Millburn Academy
Diriebught Road

Inverness Choir Staff

Choir Director:
John Thomson will lead the choir in weekly rehearsals and any performances.

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

Music Staff:
Pam McCulloch, Rosalind Smyth, Claire Sommerville, Emma Versteeg

Faye Monteith

Glasgow City Council