NYCoS National Boys Choir

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NYCoS National Boys Choir is for boys aged 10–16 with both changed and unchanged voices. Members sing with other boys to the highest standard, receive expert vocal tuition and develop musicianship skills.

The choir meets annually around Easter time for a residential course where the time is divided into full rehearsals, sectional rehearsals and musicianship games sessions. Concerts are organised at the end of the course and at other times, as appropriate. The choir has performed in Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Linlithgow, Londonderry, Paisley, Stirling, Kendal, Dumfries, Galloway, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Choir Sections

Because boys, and their voices, change quickly, NYCoS National Boys Choir has three sections suitable for all ages and stages:

Junior Corps: for boys with unchanged voices who could benefit from a little more time to develop and gain the experience needed to move into NBC.
National Boys Choir (NBC): for more experienced singers with unchanged voices who can cope with the increased musical and vocal demands of a national choir.
Changed Voice Section: a section that helps boys continue to sing through the stages of their voice changing. Boys simply move into this section once their voices change.

“Scotland’s choral future looks sharp and sounds in precise pitch”
The Herald, April 2010

For more information about the NYCoS National Boys Choir, contact Ruth Townsend, Head of National Choirs.


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Applications for NYCoS National Boys Choir 2018 are now closed. Register your interest and we'll let you know when applications for 2019 open.

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