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.

Join the GCO !

The GCO is always on the look-out for new players. Details on vacancies and how to join the orchestra can be found by clicking the link below.

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In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation introduced in 2018, GCO has implemented updated policies and procedures to ensure our compliance with this important new law.   To read our Data Protection and Retention Policy, please click on the link below.

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Concert Details

West End Festival Summer Concert

Saturday 1 June 2019                                      

Venue - Bute Hall, University of Glasgow @ 7.30pm

Conductor - Robert Baxter

Leader - Hazel McDonald


Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor"


Variations on a Rococo Theme, Opus 33

soloist - Balazs Renczes (cello)


Scheherazade Opus 35


Tickets for this fantastic Summer Concert are now available from members of the orchestra or from our online booking site Just click on the button below, to be taken to their ticketing site and purchase your tickets today!  Note: a small booking fee will apply.

Ticket prices are as follows:





Under 18s


Four cellists from the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra, together with a guest soprano, will present a programme of well-known favourites. As well as music ranging from opera to Scots songs, there's a chance to "name that famous cello tune" in a fun arrangement of Home on the Range.


Catch the cellos at Martyrs' Sandyford Church, Montgomery Road, Paisley PA3 4LQ on Sunday 16th June at 2.30pm.  Tickets cost £5 and are available at the door on the day.


Rehearsal Update

The final week is upon us !   Rehearsal details for concert week are as follows :

Tuesday 28 May - Full rehearsal in the Concert Hall of Glasgow University.  Focus will be on the Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov.   Rehearsal starts at 7.30pm.   PLEASE BRING A MUSIC STAND WITH YOU !!   Note, we will not have any tea-making facilities at this rehearsal, so if you want a drink at the interval, please bring it with you.  

Saturday 1 June - Rehearsals will start at 2.00pm in the Bute Hall of Glasgow University.  We will start with the Tchaikovsky, so if you are not in that piece, please come along for 2.30pm. Again, PLEASE BRING A MUSIC STAND WITH YOU, as we will not have access to the GU stands. Concert dress is the usual all black.    The concert itself will start at 7.30pm.

Access and Parking - You may be aware that there are roadworks at the Main Entrance to the University at the top of University Avenue.  This entrance is now CLOSED to cars, so entrance will be via the Porter’s Gate at the foot of University Avenue at Kelvin Way.  There is a one-way system round this area of the university.  Just follow the road round to the back of the Main Building and you should be able to find parking there.   Click the link below to get more details on the roadworks and access to this area of the university.

Finally, have a great concert !!

Spring Concert CDs

Click on the button below to sample the recordings of this great concert. CDs are NOW available for purchase.

Contact Wendy to secure your copy!  

Taster samples Join the GCO GU road works link

Chamber Music Concert

Our popular annual Chamber Concert will take place this year on Saturday 22 June 2019, at our usual venue of Martyrs’ Sandyford Church, Montgomery Road, Paisley, PA3 4LQ.

Featuring a potpourri of solos, duets, trios, quartets and ensembles from the ranks of the GCO and friends, this is a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours on a summer Saturday evening.  The Concert starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5, available at the door on the day.