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.

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Chamber Music Concert

Well done and thank you to everyone who took part in our Chamber Music concert on Saturday evening. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the varied music-making on a Song and Dance theme, and the home baking!

Summer Concert

We now have available a small supply of CDs of our Summer Concert.  These can be purchased from Wendy, on a first come first served basis, at a cost of £8 each.  Please note that for copyright reasons, we are unable to include the Prokofiev Classical Symphony.  

You can listen to short extracts of the Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn by clicking on the button below.

Happy Holidays!

The Orchestra will resume rehearsals on Tuesday 11 September, and you should receive your start-back letter by e-mail in the middle of August.  Meanwhile, have a great summer and see you all in September!

Concert Extracts

Concert dates for the 2018-19 season

Winter Concert            Saturday 1 December 2018                   Sherbrooke Mosspark church

Spring Concert             Saturday 16 March 2019                       Sherbrooke Mosspark church

Summer Concert          Saturday 1 June 2019                           Bute Hall, University of Glasgow

(This concert will be part of the West End Festival)   

For more details on the programmes, please go to our Concerts Page

Future Concerts

Thanks Eric!

After some 33 years as a member of the GCO, violist Eric Owen is finally hanging up his bow and retiring from the orchestra.  Eric will be sorely missed, not just for his playing, but for his constant willingness to help wherever he could, and his encouraging and supportive presence. Latterly, Eric was the face of our safety announcements and raffle draws at our concerts, which he performed with characteristic cheerfulness and aplomb.  

At the AGM, a presentation was made to Eric, thanking him for his loyal service over these many years, and there are plans afoot for a celebratory meal later on in the year.