National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS)

National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS)

Charity information

National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS)

NYCoS is dedicated to providing high quality singing opportunities for Scotland's children and young people.

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    NYCoS is dedicated to providing high quality singing opportunities for Scotland's children and young people.

    Our activities include four National Choirs for the cream of Scottish talent up to the age of 24, a growing network of Area Choirs, Mini Music Classes for under 5s and a broad range of music education projects in schools and beyond.

    Singing is a powerful means of unlocking potential. As well as access to high quality music tuition, NYCoS helps 1000s of children and young people discover their talent, make new friends, have new experiences, take pride in their achievements, gain confidence, broaden their horizons, find inspiration, work hard, play hard and have fun.

    "Bell [NYCoS Artistic Director] has been responsible for a revolution in choral singing. All of a sudden Scottish kids are giving it laldy... In the past 15 years, the scale and quality of the NYCoS choirs have grown exponentially... "
    The Sunday Times

  • Aims

    National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS) aims to:

    • 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.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1996

    Full time staff: 9

    Part time staff: 180

    Volunteers: 60

    Phone number: 0141 287 2856

    Address: The Mitchell, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website