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
Provisional Rehearsal Schedule - Sep - Dec 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 8 September
7.30 pm 8.10 pm 9.00 pm
First violins Second violins Violas & cellos
Tuesday 15 September
7.30 pm 8.10 pm 9.00 pm
First violins Wind section (full) Brass section
Tuesday 22 September
7.30 pm 8.10 pm 9.00 pm
First violins Second violins Violas & cellos
Tuesday 29 September
7.30 pm 8.10 pm 9.00 pm
Wind section (full) Violas & cellos (or divide up as necessary) All violins (tbc)
Following discussions with our conductor, Robert Baxter, here is the proposed schedule of virtual rehearsals for the month of September. The plan is to work on Weber’s Oberon overture, so members willl require to download their parts free of charge from the IMSLP web-site. (Those who were following Robert’s summer newsletter notes will already have done this). All the music we will play this term will be available for download from IMSLP. This will obviously be subject to change as we go along! On each occasion you will receive an invitation to attend the relevant Zoom meeting.
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.
Provisional Rehearsal Schedule - Sep - Dec 2020

Following discussions with our conductor, Robert Baxter, here is the proposed schedule of virtual rehearsals for the month of September. The plan is to work on Weber’s Oberon overture, so members willl require to download their parts free of charge from the IMSLP web-site. (Those who were following Robert’s summer newsletter notes will already have done this). All the music we will play this term will be available for download from IMSLP. This will obviously be subject to change as we go along! On each occasion you will receive an invitation to attend the relevant Zoom meeting.
Date
Starting Times
Sections
Tues 8 Sept
7.30 pm 8.10 pm 9.00 pm
First violins Second violins Violas & cellos
Tues 15 Sept
7.30 pm 8.10 pm 9.00 pm
First violins Wind section (full) Brass section
Tues 22 Sept
7.30 pm 8.10 pm 9.00 pm
First violins Second violins Violas & cellos
Tues 29 Sept
7.30 pm 8.10 pm 9.00 pm
Wind section (full) Violas & cellos (or divide up as necessary) All violins (tbc)