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.
The next rehearsal, on Tuesday 28th February, will be a full orchestra rehearsal. The venue is again in the Hamish Wood Building, room W010A, of Glasgow Caledonian University, starting at 7.30 pm.
Please come early to help with the setting out of the room, so that we can maximise our rehearsal time.
Saturday 18th March 2017 @ 7.30pm
Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church, Nithsdale Road, Glasgow
Symphony No 2 in A minor
Horn Concerto No 2
Soloist - Alberto Menéndez Escribano
Serenade No 1 in D major
Conductor : Peter Cynfryn Jones
Leader : Hazel McDonald
Alberto Menéndez Escribano, is the new Principal Horn with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Go to our Concerts page for more details on our exciting soloist .
Tickets for this concert are now available from the Eventbrite
web-site. Click on the button below to go directly to this site and book your tickets now! Tickets are also now available from members of the orchestra, and, of course, can also be purchased at the door of Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church on the evening of the concert.
Ticket prices are:
Adults - £12
Concessions/Students - £9
Under 18s - £4
Our first raffle was a great success,and raised over £40 for orchestra funds. Watch this space for details of the next raffle.
The GCO has a vacancy for Principal Flute within the orchestra, and now invites expressions of interest from players wishing to apply for this position. Wind principals are expected to attend at least 70% of all rehearsals in a term, and will generally be expected to be players of a consistently high standard. Details of the audition procedure can be found by following this link to our Auditions Page.
Given the importance of the Principal Flute within much of the repertoire played by the orchestra, it is envisaged that prospective members will be auditioned and may thereafter be trialled for a period of time. Please express interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by the 28 February 2017, giving an indication of your playing experience and contact details.
It is anticipated that auditions will take place on Monday 6 March 2017.