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
- An update

We are all hoping desperately that music-making can resume in some form later on this year.  Ideally, we will be able to start rehearsals in September, albeit perhaps on a reduced scale, or even over video links!  

Whether circumstances will allow us to hold a traditional concert for our family, friends and followers, is still unclear. As soon as the position has been clarified, we will let everyone know.  

Meanwhile, we have prepared our programmes for season 2020-21, and these can be found by clicking on the button below.  Fingers crossed we will see everyone at our first concert at the end of the year!

Robert Baxter

The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is delighted to announce that Robert Baxter has been re-appointed as our Principal Conductor for three further seasons, taking us up to season 2023-24.   

This appointment, which is renewable every three years,was made at the recent orchestra AGM - held over video link for the very first time.  The orchestra was unanimous in its decision, and looks forward with great anticipation to some wonderful music-making under Robert’s baton.

Member Biographies

Over the past number of weeks since the lockdown, the Orchestra has been sending out a series of Newsletters to members, keeping everyone informed and providing some home-rehearsal advice, music-themed quizzes and potted biographies from a number of our members.

The Committee has now agreed that these short biographies should be posted on our web-site, so with the agreement of everyone concerned, click on the button below to read the life histories (shortened!) of some of GCO’s illustrious players!

Member Biogs Future Concerts