The  The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256 The Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music Scotland - Supporting and Championing Voluntary Music
Rehearsal Schedule - Oct - Nov 2020
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Rehearsal Venue The Orchestra rehearses in Balshagray Victoria Park Church, located at Broomhill Cross, G11 7QA, in Glasgow’s West End. Access to the hall is via the door on Broomhill Gardens, up the right hand side of the church building. Parking is free on the hill and on the nearby streets, but it is a busy area, so parking can some times be tricky! Prior to each concert, the orchestra will endeavour to hold the final rehearsal at the concert venue, to give everyone a feel for the acoustic. Rehearsal Guidelines Please arrive at rehearsals in sufficient time to be ready to start playing at 7.30pm prompt! Rehearsals run until just before 10pm, with a short interval around 9pm, when coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits are available at a small charge. The orchestra is responsible for setting out chairs prior to each rehearsal, and for re-instating the accommodation at the end, so if you are able to lend a hand with this, that would be greatly appreciated. Many hands make light work ! Doodle Poll In order to make best use of our rehearsal time, we are using a web-based chart that allows everyone to indicate their attendance or absence at each rehearsal over the session. The orchestra constitution states that members should commit to achieving at least a 70% attendance record over each session. While we can’t plan for every eventuality, it is important that we all make every effort to be at each rehearsal wherever possible. Members will be given a link to the Doodle Poll in the start-back letter, which will come out in late August, and thereafter at the start of each new term. The first time you access the Poll, you will need to enter your name in the table. Then, for each rehearsal date please tick the box if you will be attending the rehearsal. There is no longer any option for possible attendance. When you are finished, click on the “Save” button underneath the date options, on the far right of the page. To modify your entries (for example, if you find that you can no longer attend a rehearsal), then simply return to the Poll using the email link.
Date
Starting Times
Sections
Tuesday 6 October
7.30 pm 8.10 pm 9.00 pm
Second violins Brass Woodwind
Tuesday 13 October
No rehearsal - holiday week
Tuesday 20 October
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
First violins Second violins Violas, cellos & basses
Tuesday 27 October
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
Woodwind Violas, cellos & basses First violins
Tuesday 3 November
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
Brass First violins Second violins
Tuesday 10 November
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
Violas, cellos & basses Woodwind Brass
Tuesday 17 November
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
First & second violins Violas, cellos & basses Woodwind & brass
Following discussions with our conductor, Robert Baxter, here is the proposed schedule of virtual rehearsals for the months of October & November. The plan is to work on Beethoven’s First Symphony, so members willl require to download their parts (free of charge) from the IMSLP web-site. For each rehearsal, members will receive an invitation to attend the relevant Zoom meeting. Also, following feedback from members, we will be starting the sessions half-an-hour earlier when we resume after the October break, so that playing will end around 9pm.
The GCO is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256
Rehearsal Venue The Orchestra rehearses in B a l s h a g r a y Victoria Park Church, located at Broomhill Cross, G11 7QA, in Glasgow’s West End. Access to the hall is via the door on Broomhill Gardens, up the right hand side of the church building. Parking is free on the hill and on the nearby streets, but it is a busy area, so parking can some times be tricky! Prior to each concert, the orchestra will endeavour to hold the final rehearsal at the concert venue, to give everyone a feel for the acoustic. Rehearsal Guidelines Please arrive at rehearsals in sufficient time to be ready to start playing at 7.30pm prompt! Rehearsals run until just before 10pm, with a short interval around 9pm, when coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits are available at a small charge. The orchestra is responsible for setting out chairs prior to each rehearsal, and for re- instating the accommodation at the end, so if you are able to lend a hand with this, that would be greatly appreciated. Many hands make light work ! Doodle Poll In order to make best use of our rehearsal time, we are using a web-based chart that allows everyone to indicate their attendance or absence at each rehearsal over the session. The orchestra constitution states that members should commit to achieving at least a 70% attendance record over each session. While we can’t plan for every eventuality, it is important that we all make every effort to be at each rehearsal wherever possible. Members will be given a link to the Doodle Poll in the start-back letter, which will come out in late August, and thereafter at the start of each new term. The first time you access the Poll, you will need to enter your name in the table. Then, for each rehearsal date please tick the box if you will be attending the rehearsal. There is no longer any option for possible attendance. When you are finished, click on the “Save” button underneath the date options, on the far right of the page. To modify your entries (for example, if you find that you can no longer attend a rehearsal), then simply return to the Poll using the email link.
Rehearsal Schedule - Oct - Nov 2020

Following discussions with our conductor, Robert Baxter, here is the proposed schedule of virtual rehearsals for the months of October & November. The plan is to work on Beethoven’s First Symphony, so members willl require to download their parts (free of charge) from the IMSLP web-site. For each rehearsal, members will receive an invitation to attend the relevant Zoom meeting. Also, following feedback from members, we will be starting the sessions half- an-hour earlier when we resume after the October break, so that playing will end around 9pm.
Date
Starting Times
Sections
Tues 6 October
7.30 pm 8.10 pm 9.00 pm
Second violins Brass Woodwind
Tues 13 October
No rehearsal - holiday week
Tues 20 October
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
First violins Second violins Violas, cellos & basses
Tues 27 October
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
Woodwind Violas, cellos & basses First violins
Tues 3 November
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
Brass First violins Second violins
Tues 10 November
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
Violas, cellos & basses Woodwind Brass
Tues 17 November
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
First & second violins Violas, cellos & basses Woodwind & brass