Do you have the choir factor?

The National Youth Choir of Scotland has announced the opening of applications for its flagship choir and training choir.

The National Youth Choir of Scotland is an outstanding choir for young people aged 16–25.

Over the last 19 years, it has established itself as one of the leading youth choirs in the UK. The choir has performed at events all over the UK, the highlights of which include: Edinburgh International Festival, MTV Europe Music Awards and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

This year, NYCoS received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim for its exceptional performance of Mozart’s Requiem at the BBC Proms. Every three years, NYCoS embarks on an international tour.

Those applying for the choir this year will have the chance to be part of the USA tour in 2016.

Membership is granted by audition and is open to singers who are born, resident or studying in Scotland.

Led by world-renowned conductor Christopher Bell, the basis of the choirs’ activities stems from a residential course in April, full of intense musical activity, vocal coaching, individual singing lessons and full choir rehearsals, mixed with recreation time and informal concerts. Members receive individual singing lessons from top-flight professional singers and teaching to the highest standards.

All applicants are offered an audition. To apply, visit

The National Youth Choir of Scotland was formed in 1996 and is dedicated to providing high-level singing opportunities for Scotland’s young singers.