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

Concerts for the 2017-18 Season

Summer Concert

Saturday 2 June 2018 at 7.30pm

Sherbrooke Mosspark Parish Church, Nithsdale Road

Conductor : Peter Cynfryn Jones

Leader : Hazel McDonald


Coriolan Overture Op 62


Symphony No 1 Op 25
              'Classical Symphony'


Symphony No 38 K504 'Prague'


Symphony No 101 'The Clock'

Chamber Music Concert

Our popular and informal Chamber Music concert will take place this year on Saturday 16 June, at our usual venue of Martyrs’ Sandyford Church, Montgomery Road, Paisley, PA3 4LQ.

Come along and enjoy a relaxing evening of Chamber music with a “Song and Dance” theme !

Tickets just £5 at the door on the night.    

Programme Notes

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Op. 62, was written in 1807 for Heinrich Joseph von Collin's 1804 tragedy, Coriolan, and not for Shakespeare’s play Coriolanus as is sometimes thought. The premier of the overture was in March 1807 at a private concert for Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz. Alongside the overture, Beethoven’s Symphony No 4 in B-flat and his Piano Concerto No. 4 in G were also premiered.

Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No 1, Op 25, in D major was started in 1916 and was completed in September 1917.  It is written in loose imitation of the style of Haydn and, as a result, is widely known as his Classical Symphony, a name Prokofiev himself gave the work. It premiered on April 21,1918 in Petrograd and was conducted by Prokofiev himself. The symphony is in four movements and has become one of Prokofiev’s most popular and beloved works. It is a short work, lasting only around 14 minutes.

The Symphony No. 38 in D major, K504, by Mozart was completed in December 1786. The name, Prague, comes from the city of its first performance, which was given on January 19 1787 during Mozart's first visit to the city. It is well known for its extensive use of wind instruments, apparently because the wind players of Prague were particularly dexterous!  The work lasts around 25 minutes.

Josef Haydn’s Symphony No 101, The Clock, was completed in 1793 or early 1794. It was premiered on 3rd March 1794 by a large orchestra of around 60; typical of that era in London, but something relatively new to Haydn.  It is the ninth of his twelve London Symphonies, and is known as The Clock because of the rhythmic, clock-ticking effect in the second movement. The piece lasts around 27 minutes.

Tickets for our Summer Concert are now available from our new online booking site Just click on the button below, to be taken to their ticketing site and purchase your tickets today!

Ticket prices are as follows:   

Tickets are now available from members of the orchestra, or they can be purchased at the door of the Church on the evening of the concert.

Note: a small booking fee will apply if purchasing your tickets online.





Under 18s


Song and Dance anyone ?

Future concert dates for the 2018-19 season

Winter concert

Saturday 1 December 2018

Sherbrooke Mosspark church

Spring concert

Saturday 16 March 2019

Sherbrooke Mosspark church

Summer concert

Saturday 1 June 2019

Bute Hall, Glasgow University

Programmes are yet to be confirmed