Glasgow Chamber Orchestra

The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256

The Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music Scotland - Supporting & Championing Voluntary Music

Welcome to the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra !

The GCO is an amateur orchestra based in Glasgow, and has been making music for over 60 years. We give 3 main concerts each year in March, June and November.  You can find out lots more about the orchestra and its music in the pages of this web-site.  Hopefully, you will be encouraged to come along to a concert, or if you are a musician, you may be interested in joining us.  We invite you to browse through the site, and if you need more information, there is a Contacts Page so that you can get in touch.

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Join the GCO !

The GCO is always on the look-out for new players. Details on our audition procedure can now be found by following the link below.

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Rehearsal Details

Next rehearsal is on Tuesday 2 May, again in Balshagray Victoria Park church at Broomhill Cross starting at 7.30pm.   

For the full Rehearsal Schedule - Click Here.

Saturday 3rd June 2017 @ 7.30pm

Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church, Nithsdale Road, Glasgow


Flute Vacancy - Update

Following a series of auditions, two flautists have each been asked to play for two rehearsals during the summer rehearsal season, after which a final decision will be made.

The orchestra has been invited to accompany the Kelvin Choir in their next concert on Sunday 14 May in Hyndland Parish Church. The programme will include Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and works by Parry and Vaughan Williams.  Tickets are now available on-line at, or at the door on the night.

Sunday 14th May 2017 @ 7.30pm

Hyndland Parish Church, Hyndland Road, Glasgow

The photo above shows the GCO accompanying the Kelvin Choir in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in 2013.  Photo courtesy of William Kean


Lars-Erik Larsson

Pastoral Suite Opus 19

Jean Sibelius

Suite Pélleas et Mélisande Opus 46

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No 1 in E minor Opus 39

Conductor : Peter Cynfryn Jones

Leader : John Thompson

Tickets for this concert are now available from our Eventbrite web-site (use button link below), from members of the orchestra and, of course, tickets can be purchased at the door of Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church on the evening of the concert.

Ticket prices are as follows:   

Adults -  £12        Concessions/Students - £9       Under 18s - £4

Fundraising Raffles

Thanks again to everyone who contributed prizes and/or purchased raffle tickets for the raffle on Tuesday.  We raised over £40 for orchestra funds.  

The next raffle will be in May - date to be announced.

Concert details

Click this button for more details on all our forthcoming concerts

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