National Choirs

Singing opportunities at the highest level for young people across Scotland

NYCOS National Choirs provide prestigious singing opportunities for Scotland’s young singers. Membership for all NYCOS National Choirs is granted by annual audition and is open to singers who are born, resident or studying in Scotland or of Scottish descent. The basis of the choirs’ activities stem from a residential course where time is split between individual vocal coaching, musicianship sessions and sectional and full rehearsals.

Christopher Bell, Artistic Director, has overall responsibility for the national courses and is supported by Kenny Boyd as National Choirs Producer and Margaret Izatt as Head of Singing.

Select a choir below to find out more.

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National Youth Choir of Scotland

AGES: 16 - 25

NYCOS National Boys Choir

AGES: 10 - 17

NYCOS National Girls Choir

AGES: 12 - 17

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Artistically led by Christopher Bell, our choirs cater for young people from 0-25 years.

Age is requiried
Location is requried