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 our audition procedure can now be found by following the link below.

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Rehearsal Details

The final rehearsal before Concert day will be held on Tuesday 30 May, in Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s church, Nithsdale Road, starting at 7.30 pm.     


For the full Rehearsal Schedule - Click Here.

Saturday 3rd June 2017 @ 7.30pm

Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church, Nithsdale Road, Glasgow


Lars-Erik Larsson

Pastoral Suite Opus 19

Jean Sibelius

Suite Pélleas et Mélisande Opus 46

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No 1 in E minor Opus 39

Conductor : Peter Cynfryn Jones

Leader : John Thompson

Tickets for this concert are now available from our Eventbrite web-site (use button link below), from members of the orchestra and, of course, tickets can be purchased at the door of Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church on the evening of the concert.

Ticket prices are as follows:   

Adults -  £12        

Concessions/Students - £9       

Under 18s - £4

Fundraising Raffle

Thanks to all who took part in our raffle on Tuesday.  The next raffle will take place on Concert night at Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s.   If you have any suitable raffle prizes, please pass them to Wendy Dougan or David Dunphy.

Concert details

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Date : Saturday 10th June 2017 @ 7.30pm

Venue : Martyrs’ Sandyford Church,
Montgomery Road, Paisley, PA3 4LQ

Chamber Music Concert

Our popular Chamber Music concert returns with another eclectic programme of solos, duets, trios, quartets and ensembles played by members and friends of the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra.

This is a chance for the orchestra to let its hair down, and has proved to be a great success in previous years.  There will be some refreshments available at the interval, and tickets are priced at just £5, payable at the door on the night.   An evening not to be missed.

Music for a Summer’s Evening

GCO in Choral Mode

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Kelvin Choir concert on Sunday 14 May, in Hyndland Parish Church.  A reduced orchestra (strings, single wind and timps) accompanied the Choir in Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, while the strings provided the backing to Vaughan William’s Five Mystical Songs.   The programme was warmly received by a very appreciative audience.