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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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.

GDPR at the GCO

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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Winter Concert

Date    -      Sunday 1 December @ 7.30pm

Venue -       Sherbrooke Mosspark Church,
                    Nithsdale Road

Conductor - Robert Baxter

Leader -      Hazel McDonald


    Ravel      Mother Goose suite

    Blake      The Snowman

(with narrator Ken Macdonald and

the Jordanhill Primary School Senior Choir)

    Rossini    La Cenerentola Overture

    Bizet      Jeux d’Enfants

Click the button below to find out more details on this exciting concert.   

Rehearsal Reminder

Our next rehearsal on Tuesday 19 November will focus on the Ravel, Rossini and Bizet.

Contributions to the Concert Day raffle would be greatly appreciated.  These can be brought along to any rehearsal.

Advanced Notice - the final rehearsal on the 26 November will be held at our concert venue in Sherbrooke Mosspark church.

Full rehearsal details can be found in the Members page by following this link.

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

Season Tickets

This is the time of year when we promote our Season Ticket offer, covering all 3 of our main season concerts.  Giving you a 20% discount, this offer is one not to be missed!  

Go to our Sponsorship page and find out how to buy your Season Tickets for all our 2019-20 main concerts.   

Winter Concert Details

Click the logo to book your tickets for our Winter Concert.  

Adults £12, Concessions £10, under 18s £5

Tickets now available!

Future Concerts in 2019/20

Following on from our Winter Concert, our Spring Concert will feature Jill Morton playing Shostakovich’s gorgeous Second Piano Concerto, while our summer West End Festival Concert will showcase Katherine Bryan playing Ibert’s delicious Flute Concerto.  Full details are now on our Future concerts page. Click on the button below to read more details!

Followers of the GCO will be familiar with our handy bookmark, which is now in circulation (see opposite, Bookmarks are now available from orchestra members.

In addition to these concerts, the GCO has been invited to accompany the Greenock Philharmonic Choir in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. This concert will take place in March 2020. More details will be posted after the New Year.

Season 2019-2020


Once again this year, the GCO is proud to be supporting the CLIC Sargent Christmas Carol Concert, performing as the ‘house band’ for this popular fund-raising occasion.

Featuring an augmented Glasgow Hospitals Choir, the Aitkenhead Primary School Choir, soloist Jamie MacDougall and Sally Magnusson, this is the ideal evening to get you into the Christmas mood and spirit, while at the same time helping a hugely worthy cause.

Tickets can be purchased from Glasgow Life by clicking on the poster opposite.