About Us - National Youth Choir of Scotland

The National Youth Choir of Scotland is dedicated to providing high-level singing opportunities for Scotland’s young singers. NYCoS was established in 1996 to provide a national infrastructure for young people, teachers and choir directors to support and develop choral singing in Scotland.


The core objectives of NYCoS are:

  • To establish, encourage, enhance and support choral singing at all levels to the highest standards for Scotland's young people.
  • To provide training, support and resources for those who direct choral singing and deliver vocal education.
  • To be a powerful advocate for choral singing at all levels of cultural and educational life in Scotland.

NYCoS activities now include four National Choirs, a growing network of Area Choirs across Scotland, Mini Music Makers classes and a broad range of educational projects. NYCoS also commissions and publishes a range of publications, songbooks and educational resources.


The Head Office, in Glasgow, is responsible for managing all NYCoS activities although the Area Choirs are linked with local co-ordinators. Music staff are employed throughout Scotland as and when required.

Christopher Bell

Christopher Bell is the Artistic Director of NYCoS. He was a key person in the establishment of the organisation.


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NYCoS Friends
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Support NYCoS by becoming a Friend. With three different categories to choose from, find the membership that is right for you.

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Fundraising & Sponsorship
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NYCoS relies on the support of individuals, charitable trusts, businesses, public bodies and local authorities, to carry out its work.

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The NYCoS History
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NYCoS was established in 1996. Read how the organisation has grown and developed since then.

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