The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256

The Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music - Supporting & Championing Voluntary Music

Glasgow Chamber Orchestra

Welcome to the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra !

The  GCO is an amateur orchestra based in Glasgow, and has now been making music for 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.

CLIC-Sargent Concert

Well done to everyone who played at the annual CLIC-Sargent charity carol concert in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.   The orchestra’s party piece - Rossini’s Italian Girl in Algiers overture - went down a bomb with the packed house !  

Thanks to all for giving up your time for this worthy cause.  We have already been invited back for next year !

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Back by popular request  - the 2016/17 GCO Bookmark !

This handy bookmark gives details of our main concerts this season and will be available for distribution at rehearsals. Please take as many of them as you can and pass them out to friends, colleagues and family.  

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.

Audition for the GCO

Dazzling virtuosity, from both the orchestra and our guest soloist Maxi Martín, was on display at our winter concert, held in Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s church on Saturday night.  Trumpets and oboes were showcased in works by Boyce and J.C Bach, and Maxi Martín provided an interpretation of Weber's 2nd Clarinet Concerto that was at turns lyrical and poignant, at others dazzling and exciting, with terrific accompaniment from the orchestra. The strings were not to be outdone, however, with a fast and furious Beethoven 2 (especially the last movement!) ending a very special evening in rousing, high spirits. Perfect for a chilly winter's night!

Click here to see some photos from the concert!

Rehearsal arrangements for next session

GCO rehearsals will resume on Tuesday 10th January at 7.30 pm in Balshagray Victoria Park church, at Broomhill Cross.  

However, things are looking very hopeful for a return to Glasgow Caledonian University from February, after a very positive visit to the university.

Watch this space for more details!