NYCoS National Girls Choir

NYCoS National Girls Choir is for girls aged 12–16 who show vocal and musical potential. Members sing with other girls to the highest standard, receive expert vocal tuition and develop musicianship skills.

The choir meets annually around Easter time for a residential course where time is split between high quality vocal coaching, musicianship training and full choir rehearsals with highly qualified staff who are experts in their fields. Conducted by Christopher Bell, concerts are organised at the end of the course and at other times as appropriate. NYCoS National Girls Choir has performed as as part of BBC Proms in the Park, Edinburgh International Festival and Lammermuir Festival in East Lothian. The Choir has also released two commercial recordings, Britten A Ceremony of Carols and Poston An English Day-Book (2010) and Richard Rodney Bennet Letters to Lindbergh (2012).

Choir Sections

NYCoS National Girls Choir has two sections suitable for all ages and stages:

NGC Training Choir: for girls who audition successfully, but whose voices are not quite ready for National Girls Choir or who need a bit more choral experience.
National Girls Choir (NGC): for more experienced singers who can cope with the increased musical and vocal demands of a national choir.

“This youth choir is so on it - the vitality, the diction, everything that you want from a young choir is there. It’s beautiful; it’s very grown up but youthful too.”
Letters to Lindbergh Album review, BBC Radio 3, April 2013

"supreme, consistent and wonderfully articulate"
The Scotsman, December 2010

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



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

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