Your chance to sing for Scotland

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NYCoS has announced the opening of applications to its four National Choirs: National Youth Choir of Scotland (ages 16–25), NYCoS Training Choir (ages 16–19), NYCoS National Boys Choir (ages 10–16) and NYCoS National Girls Choir (ages 12–16).

One of the UK’s leading choirs, the National Youth Choir of Scotland was recognised in 2012 with the Ensemble award from the Royal Philharmonic Society. Celebrated recent performances include appearances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Kronos Quartet, and at events including Edinburgh International Festival.

Membership for each NYCoS Choir is granted by audition and is open to those born, resident or studying in Scotland, or of Scottish descent. Led by world-renowned conductor Christopher Bell, the basis of the Choirs’ activities stems from a week-long residential course full of high-quality musical activity, vocal coaching and singing lessons from top-flight professional singers, full choir rehearsals and recreation time.

Deadline for applications is 14 October. To apply, visit

Members of both NYCoS National Boys Choir and NYCoS National Girls Choir are amongst the most promising young singers in Scotland. Singing to the highest standard, they receive expert vocal tuition and develop invaluable musicianship skills.