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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Winter Concert

New Season Bookmarks

They are back!  Our very popular Bookmarks are now available from members of the orchestra.  Giving details of all our concerts for the 2017-18 season, these are convenient reminders of dates not to be missed, as well as a handy place-keeper for your latest book! Get yours now!


Barber of Seville Overture


Scottish Fantasy
    Soloist: Iona McDonald (violin)


Four Scottish Dances


Symphony No 8 in G major

Our winter concert takes place a little later than usual this year, on Saturday 9 December 2017, but still in our usual venue, Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church in Nithsdale Road.

We are delighted to welcome Iona McDonald to perform the Bruch Scottish Fantasy.  The full programme is as shown below. Tickets will  be available shortly.  

Conductor : Peter Cynfryn Jones

Leader : Hazel McDonald

Rehearsal Update

Please remember that there will be NO rehearsal on Tuesday 17 October.  The next rehearsal, Tuesday 24 October, will be a full orchestra rehearsal, held in Balshagray Victoria Park church as usual, starting at 7.30pm.  

Also, on the 24 October, there will be an Extraordinary General Meeting of the orchestra to receive the final financial accounts for the 2016/17 session.  This will take place during the tea break.  

CLIC Sargent Carol Concert

Friday 1 December 2017 @ 7.30pm

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

The Orchestra has once again been invited to accompany the Glasgow Hospitals’ Choir in this ever-popular Christmas fund-raiser at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.  Why not make this a date for your diaries to launch your Christmas festivities?

Join the GCO

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.

Click here to read more about our concert and our soloist Iona McDonald