NYCOS Mini Music Makers is inviting young children to enjoy musical sessions with family members they can’t see in person.
Last month we passed a previously unimaginable milestone in our history, six months since we pivoted all our activity online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read all about what we’ve been doing online in 2020 so far.
NYCOS has released three singles on Signum Classics featuring the National Youth Choir of Scotland, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and conductor Christopher Bell for the 4th July Independence Day.
We received the news of Richard Chester’s death with profound sadness. Read Christopher Bell’s tribute to the former Chief Executive of The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and founding NYCOS Board member.
NYCOS was a signatory to an open letter sent to Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Fair Work and Culture on 30 June 2020.
We are posting songs, musical games and activities that you can play at home (or in school) without contact to keep developing your musicianship skills and have fun.
Wee Summer Sing, starting Monday 1 June, is a completely free project for children aged 5–8.
NYCOS choirs have featured on two Reflections at the Quay broadcasts whilst ‘Cantos Sagrados’ was featured as album of the week on BBC Radio Scotland Classics Unwrapped.
On Thursday 30 April, NYCOS singers and staff across the country joined with members of Music Education Partnership Group in singing Over the Rainbow in support of the NHS and all keyworkers.
Conducted by Christopher Bell, the National Youth Choir of Scotland is joined by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for the premiere recording of ‘Cantos Sagrados’ in the orchestral version.
NYCOS Mini Music Makers classes have moved to online following a successful run of trial sessions.
All NYCOS activities and events are to be suspended from Tuesday 17 March until Sunday 19 April.
Bachtrack has released its annual Classical Music Statistics for 2019 from almost 35,000 performances worldwide.