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

Future Concerts in 2020

Our summer West End Festival Concert on 31 May in the Glasgow University Chapel will showcase Katherine Bryan playing Ibert’s delicious Flute Concerto.  Details of the programme can be found on our Future Concerts page.

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 on 28 March 2020.  

Spring Concert

Saturday 14 March 2020

Venue - Sherbrooke Mosspark Church,
             Nithsdale Road @ 7.30pm

Conductor - Gerard Doherty

Leader - Hazel McDonald

Fanny Mendelssohn

Overture in C

Dmitri Shostakovich

Piano Concerto No 2

Soloist - Jill Morton

Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No 3 (Scottish)


Go to our Concert Page to learn more about this great concert, and to book your tickets on-line!

Concert Page

Gerard Doherty
- our Guest Conductor

Jill Morton
- our Soloist

Rehearsal Reminder

Our next rehearsal on Tuesday 21 January will focus on the first and last movements of the Mendelssohn symphony, plus another look at the Fanny Mendelssohn overture.   


Don’t forget that we now have our very own GCO logoed coffee cups, tote bags and pencils available for purchase.  Coffee cups are £7 each, tote bags are £4 and pencils are 3 for £1.  Buy now while stocks last !