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 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 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.

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:
10 January

Training Choir:
5.45pm - 6.45pm

Junior Choir:
5.45pm - 7.15pm

Intermediate Choir:
5.45pm - 7.15pm

Senior Choir:
6.30pm - 8.30pm

Chamber Choir:
7.15pm - 9.00pm


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