NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir

What happens at NYCoS Isle of Lewis 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 Isle of Lewis Choir meets for weekly rehearsals at Stornoway Primary School. You can find us on a map here.

History of NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir
The NYCoS Isle of Lewis Choir, or Coisir Naiseanta Oigridh Alba, began in 2007 with support from Comhairle nan Eilean Siar. 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 Isle of Lewis Choir recruits annually from Primary 3 and 4 in the Western Isles 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.

Uniforms
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

Wednesdays:

2018 start date:
10 January

Training Choir:
6.00pm - 7.00pm

Junior Choir:
6.00pm - 7.15pm

Intermediate Choir:
6.00pm - 7.30pm

Senior Choir:
6.00pm - 8.30pm

Address:

Stornoway Primary School
Jamieson Drive
Stornoway
HS1 2LF


Isle of Lewis Choir Staff

Choir Director:
Cath Fish will lead the choir in weekly rehearsals and any performances.

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

Music Staff:
Claire Devine, Calum Watt

Accompanist:
Andy Yearley







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