NYCoS West Lothian Choir

What happens at NYCoS West Lothian 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 West Lothian Choir
meets for weekly rehearsals at West Calder High School, West Calder. You can find us on a map here.

History of NYCoS West Lothian Choir
The NYCoS West Lothian Choir began in 1998 with support from West Lothian Council. It was one of the first NYCoS Area Choirs in a growing network 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 West Lothian Choir recruits annually from Primary 3 in the West Lothian 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:
18 January

Training Choir:
6.00pm - 7.00pm

Junior Choir:
6.00pm - 7.30pm

Intermediate Choir:
6.00pm - 7.30pm

Senior Choir:
6.00pm - 8.15pm

Chamber Choir:
6.45pm - 9.00pm


West Calder High
West Calder
EH55 8QN

West Lothian Choir Staff

Choir Director:
Graham Boyce will lead the choir in weekly rehearsals and any performances.

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

Music Staff:
Shona Collin, Hazel Duff, Karen Geoghegan, Brendan Glen, Susan Leslie, Rachel Mullholland

Matthew Brown, Pauline Stafford

Glasgow City Council