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 - Jan - Mar 2021
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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.
Rehearsals for the coming session will again be held over Zoom, led by our conductor Robert Baxter. The proposed pieces for rehearsal have been chosen as follows.
Full Orchestra
Symphony No1 Opus 38
Robert Schumann
Strings
Serenade for Strings Opus 6
Josef Suk
Wind
Petite Symphonie
Charles Gounod
Parts for all the pieces can be downloaded from the IMSLP Free Sheet Music site, and members are asked to download their own parts ready for the first rehearsal on Tuesday 12 January. The Rehearsal schedule for the next few weeks is detailed below. The plan is to have a play-through of a couple of movements of the symphony, and then decide the priorities for rehearsal for the remaining weeks. Due to the success of our last mini concert, we are keen to do this again, and this will take place on Tuesday 23 March. As previously, we will fill the first hour or so with solo and group pieces, so if you would like to perform, please contact Wendy. Our time is limited, so It will be first come first served!
Date
Starting Times
Sections
Tuesday 12 January
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
First violins Second violins Violas, cellos & basses
Tuesday 19 January
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
Woodwind First violins Brass
Tuesday 26 January
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
Violas, cellos & basses Woodwind First & second violins
Tuesday 2 February
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
All strings Brass Woodwind
Tuesday 9 February
7.00-8.00 pm 8.10-9.10 pm
Woodwind & brass All strings
Tuesday 16 February
TBD
Partial run-through of Symphony
Tuesday 23 February
TBD
Tuesday 2 March
TBD
Tuesday 9 March
TBD
Tuesday 16 March
TBD
Tuesday 23 March
Mini concert and playthrough of symphony
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 C h u r c h , located at B r o o m h i l l 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 - Jan - Mar 2021

Rehearsals for the coming session will again be held over Zoom, led by our conductor Robert Baxter. The proposed pieces for rehearsal have been chosen as follows.
Date
Starting Times
Sections
Tues 12 January
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
First violins Second violins Violas, cellos & basses
Tues 19 January
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
Woodwind First violins Brass
Tues 26 January
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
Violas, cellos & basses Woodwind First & second violins
Tues 2 February
7.00 pm 7.40 pm 8.20 pm
All strings Brass Woodwind
Tues 9 February
7.00 pm 8.10 pm
Woodwind & brass All strings
Tues 16 February
TBD
Partial run-through of symphony
Tues 23 February
TBD
Tues 2 March
TBD
Tues 9 March
TBD
Tues 16 March
TBD
Tues 23 March
Mini concert and playthrough of symphony
Full orchestra
Symphony No1 Opus 38 - Robert Schumann
Strings
Serenade for Strings Opus 6 - Josef Suk
Wind
Petite Symphonie - Charles Gounod
Parts for all the pieces can be downloaded from the IMSLP Free Sheet Music site, and members are asked to download their own parts ready for the first rehearsal on Tuesday 12 January. The Rehearsal schedule for the next few weeks is detailed below. The plan is to have a play-through of a couple of movements of the symphony, and then decide the priorities for rehearsal for the remaining weeks. Due to the success of our last mini concert, we are keen to do this again, and this will take place on Tuesday 23 March. As previously, we will fill the first hour or so with solo and group pieces, so if you would like to perform, please contact Wendy. Our time is limited, so It will be first come first served!