The  The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256 The Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music Scotland - Supporting and Championing Voluntary Music
Rehearsal Schedule - April - May 2022
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Rehearsal Venue The Orchestra rehearses in Balshagray Victoria Park Church, located at Broomhill Cross, G11 7QA, in Glasgow’s West End. Access to the hall is via the door on Broomhill Gardens, up the right hand side of the church building. Parking is free on the hill and on the nearby streets, but it is a busy area, so parking can some times be tricky! Prior to each concert, the orchestra will endeavour to hold the final rehearsal at the concert venue, to give everyone a feel for the acoustic. Rehearsal Guidelines (Note - thes guidelines are superceded by the guidance above, until such times as the COVID restrictions are fully lifted. ) Please arrive at rehearsals in sufficient time to be ready to start playing at 7.30pm prompt! Rehearsals run until just before 10pm, with a short interval around 9pm, when coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits are available at a small charge. The orchestra is responsible for setting out chairs prior to each rehearsal, and for re-instating the accommodation at the end, so if you are able to lend a hand with this, that would be greatly appreciated. Many hands make light work ! Doodle Poll In order to make best use of our rehearsal time, we are using a web-based chart that allows everyone to indicate their attendance or absence at each rehearsal over the session. The orchestra constitution states that members should commit to achieving at least a 70% attendance record over each session. While we can’t plan for every eventuality, it is important that we all make every effort to be at each rehearsal wherever possible. Members will be given a link to the Doodle Poll in the start-back letter, which will come out in late August, and thereafter at the start of each new term. The first time you access the Poll, you will need to enter your name in the table. Then, for each rehearsal date please tick the box if you will be attending the rehearsal. There is no longer any option for possible attendance. When you are finished, click on the “Save” button underneath the date options, on the far right of the page. To modify your entries (for example, if you find that you can no longer attend a rehearsal), then simply return to the Poll using the email link.
The detailed rehearsal schedule for the next few weeks is shown below, and will be updated as we move through the session. Members will also be emailed whenever there is a change to the schedule.
Member Guidance for Rehearsals ATTENDANCE – PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY In order to protect others, it is very important that you do not attend rehearsals if you are unwell, or suspect you may have contracted COVID-19. LATERAL FLOW TESTS You are still encouraged to carry out a lateral flow test prior to attending Tuesday rehearsals. ENTRY AND EXIT Entry and exit will be via the Broomhill Gardens door. HAND SANITISING Hand sanitiser will be provided at the entrance/exit to the Hall. FACE COVERINGS Face covering are now optional. However, please respect anyone who prefers to continue to wear a mask. INSTRUMENT CASES Coats and cases etc can now be placed on seating or the floor nearby your seat. However, please note there will be no access to the small hall. USE OF TOILET Only the toilets at the Broomhill Gardens entrance will be available for use. These will have been sanitised before the rehearsal by a committee member. If you use the toilet during rehearsal please sanitise all touch points after use (materials will be provided).
Tuesday 12 April
No rehearsal
Easter holiday
Tuesday 19 April
Full Rehearsal
Balshagray Victoria Park Church - 7.30pm
Tuesday 26 April
Full Rehearsal
Balshagray Victoria Park Church - 7.30pm
Tuesday 3 May
Full Rehearsal
Balshagray Victoria Park Church - 7.30pm
Saturday 7 May
Come & Sing Messiah
Wellington Church Rehearsal 10am, Concert - 7.00pm
Tuesday 10 May
Full Rehearsal
Balshagray Victoria Park Church - 7.30pm
Tuesday 17 May
Full Rehearsal
Balshagray Victoria Park Church - 7.30pm
Tuesday 24 May
Full Rehearsal
Sherbrooke Mosspark Church - 7.30pm
Sunday 29 May
Summer Concert
Sherbrooke Mosspark Church Rehearsal TBD, Concert - 7.30pm
Glasgow Chamber Orchestra
The GCO is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256
Rehearsal Venue The Orchestra rehearses in B a l s h a g r a y Victoria Park C h u r c h , located at B r o o m h i l l Cross, G11 7QA, in Glasgow’s West End. Access to the hall is via the door on Broomhill Gardens, up the right hand side of the church building. Parking is free on the hill and on the nearby streets, but it is a busy area, so parking can some times be tricky! Prior to each concert, the orchestra will endeavour to hold the final rehearsal at the concert venue, to give everyone a feel for the acoustic. Rehearsal Guidelines (Note - thes guidelines are superceded by the guidance above, until such times as the COVID restrictions are fully lifted. ) Please arrive at rehearsals in sufficient time to be ready to start playing at 7.30pm prompt! Rehearsals run until just before 10pm, with a short interval around 9pm, when coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits are available at a small charge. The orchestra is responsible for setting out chairs prior to each rehearsal, and for re- instating the accommodation at the end, so if you are able to lend a hand with this, that would be greatly appreciated. Many hands make light work ! Doodle Poll In order to make best use of our rehearsal time, we are using a web-based chart that allows everyone to indicate their attendance or absence at each rehearsal over the session. The orchestra constitution states that members should commit to achieving at least a 70% attendance record over each session. While we can’t plan for every eventuality, it is important that we all make every effort to be at each rehearsal wherever possible. Members will be given a link to the Doodle Poll in the start-back letter, which will come out in late August, and thereafter at the start of each new term. The first time you access the Poll, you will need to enter your name in the table. Then, for each rehearsal date please tick the box if you will be attending the rehearsal. There is no longer any option for possible attendance. When you are finished, click on the “Save” button underneath the date options, on the far right of the page. To modify your entries (for example, if you find that you can no longer attend a rehearsal), then simply return to the Poll using the email link.
Rehearsal Schedule - April - May 2022
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The detailed rehearsal schedule for the next few weeks is shown below, and will be updated as we move through the session. Members will also be emailed whenever there is a change to the schedule.
Tue 12 Apr
No Rehearsal
Tue 19 Apr
Full Rehearsal 7.30pm in BVP
Tue 26 Apr
Full Rehearsal 7.30pm in BVP
Tue 3 May
Full Rehearsal 7.30pm in BVP
Sat 7 May
Come & Sing Messiah Wellington Church Rehearsal 10am, Concert 7pm
Tue 10 May
Full Rehearsal 7.30pm in BVP
Tue 17 May
Full Rehearsal 7.30pm in BVP
Tue 24 May
Full Rehearsal 7.30pm Sherbrooke Mosspark Church
Sun 29 May
Summer Concert Sherbrooke Mosspark Church Rehearsal TBD, Concert 7.30pm
Member Guidance for Rehearsals ATTENDANCE – PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY In order to protect others, it is very important that you do not attend rehearsals if you are unwell, or suspect you may have contracted COVID-19. LATERAL FLOW TESTS You are still encouraged to carry out a lateral flow test prior to attending Tuesday rehearsals. ENTRY AND EXIT Entry and exit will be via the Broomhill Gardens door. HAND SANITISING Hand sanitiser will be provided at the entrance/exit to the Hall. FACE COVERINGS Face covering are now optional. However, please respect anyone who prefers to continue to wear a mask. INSTRUMENT CASES Coats and cases etc can now be placed on seating or the floor nearby your seat. However, please note there will be no access to the small hall. USE OF TOILET Only the toilets at the Broomhill Gardens entrance will be available for use. These will have been sanitised before the rehearsal by a committee member. If you use the toilet during rehearsal please sanitise all touch points after use (materials will be provided).