NYCoS Renfrewshire Choir

What happens at NYCoS Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire Choir meets for weekly rehearsals at Paisley Grammar School in Paisley. You can find us on a map here.

History of NYCoS Renfrewshire Choir
The NYCoS Renfrewshire Choir began in 2003 with support from Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire Choir recruits annually from Primary 3 in the Renfrewshire 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:
29 August


Paisley Grammar School
Glasgow Road

Renfrewshire Choir Staff

Choir Director:
Alison McNeill will lead the choir in weekly rehearsals and any performances.

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

Music Staff:
Megan Anderson, Jennifer Duggie, Claire Hart, Suzanne Gibson, Kirsty Lyall, Ross Wilson

Wilson Chu

Glasgow City Council