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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Saturday 3 June 2017

Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church

SUMMER  CONCERT

Sam Murdoch


The Orchestra was saddened to learn of the death of one of its former leaders, Sam Murdoch, on 15 June 2017.  Sam held the post of leader for almost 25 years, from 1974 to 1998.  He will be remembered by many as a fine musician and a quiet but firm leader who guided the orchestra with patience and professionalism through many wonderful concerts.


Sam’s funeral takes place in Linn Crematorium, G45 9SP, on Monday 26 June, at 1pm, to which all are invited.  


Click here to listen to excerpts from this Concert, and find out how to buy the CD !

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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.




Audition for the GCO

Saturday 10th June 2017

Martyrs’ Sandyford Church

Chamber Music Concert

Music for a Summer’s Evening

Our final musical offering for the 2016/17 season gave our musicians the opportunity to let their hair down in a delightful programme of chamber music performed by members and friends of the Orchestra.


This was a wonderful evening of relaxed music-making played to the highest standard, and our thanks go to everyone who played, sang, baked or simply attended.  What a great way to wind down for the summer.   Well done everyone!