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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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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Vacancies at the GCO exist in all string sections - violins, violas, cellos and double basses - and for French horns.

Spring Concert

Saturday 14 March 2020

Venue - Sherbrooke Mosspark Church,
             Nithsdale Road @ 7.30pm

Conductor - Gerard Doherty

Leader - Hazel McDonald

Greenock Philharmonic Choir

In addition to our orchestral concerts, the GCO has been invited to accompany the Greenock Philharmonic Choir in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem.

This concert will take place on 28 March 2020, and will be conducted by Andrew McTaggart.  The venue for this concert is Lyle Kirk, Greenock, and tickets can be obtained at the door or by contacting the number shown on the poster opposite.


Sadly, this concert has now been cancelled, due to Coronavirus concerns

Wow, we made it! Another cracking concert by the GCO. In the light of all that is going on these days, this was an evening of great music-making which was hugely appreciated by the audience.

The centrepiece was Jill Morton’s performance of the Shostakovich piano concerto - played with such clarity and joy. The second movement was simply gorgeous. Mendelssohn’s Scottish symphony is often overlooked and dismissed when compared to his Italian, but it contains so many glorious tunes and has such an uplifting finale!  


Well done everybody!    

Future Concerts in 2020 - Important Announcement

It is with deep regret that the Orchestra Committee has now taken the decision to cancel our final concert of the season, on 31 May.  Given the latest advice and instruction from the government on avoiding social contact over the few next weeks and indeed months, we have no option but to suspend our weekly rehearsal programme and to cancel our final concert.  

The committee will, of course, keep the members informed if and when circumstances change. Our AGM in June may still go ahead, but that will require to be confirmed nearer the time. If the situation extends through the summer, then we will try to hold our AGM in early September.

These are difficult days for everyone, but we will come through this and be able to resume our music-making together.   Meanwhile, we wish everyone good health and stay safe.