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.

Support the GCO !

Did you know that you could become a Sponsor of the GCO ? Both Individual and Business sponsorship opportunities exist to support your orchestra.   Click on the button below to learn all about our new Sponsorship Schemes!

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.

Rehearsal Update

Our first rehearsal for the summer concert takes place on Tuesday 26 March at our usual venue of Balshagray Victoria Park church.  

This term, it is very important that members pay attention to the rehearsal schedule, as we are moving some rehearsals to Wednesday evenings to fit with Robert Baxter’s availability.  The full rehearsal schedule can be found by clicking the button below.

Spring Concert & Greenock Philharmonic Choir Concert  

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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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Two weeks, and two great concerts. Well done everyone.  Our concert in Sherbrooke under Robert Baxter was exhilarating. Liana Storey played beautifully and the orchestra was superb in the Schubert symphony.   

Thanks, too, to the reduced orchestra that travelled to Greenock to accompany the Greenock Philharmonic Choir.  The music ranged from Bach to Rutter, via Mozart and Vaughan Williams.  Congratulations particularly to David Hay for his virtuoso jazz playing in the Rutter, but everyone deserves great credit for a superb concert much appreciated by the audience and choir.    

Summer Concert

Our next concert is a biggie!!!  A West End Festival concert featuring Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade and Tchaikovsky’s Rococco Variations with cellist Balazs Renczes.  One not to be missed!

The venue is the Bute Hall of Glasgow University, and the date is Saturday 1 June at 7.30 pm.  Full details of this exciting concert can be found by clicking on the button below.  

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Horn Player required!

The GCO has a new vacancy for a French Horn player.  Click on the Horn image below to find out more about our audition procedure and how to join the GCO.

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