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




Tues 4 April

Room W010A,
Hamish Wood Building, GCU


Tues 11 April

No Rehearsal

Easter holiday week

Tues 18 April

Balshagray Victoria Park church,
Broomhill Cross


Tues 25 April

Balshagray Victoria Park church,
Broomhill Cross


Tues 2 May

Balshagray Victoria Park church,
Broomhill Cross


Tues 9 May

St Andrews RC church,
29 Roman Rd, Bearsden

Rehearsal for Kelvin Choir concert only

Sun 14 May

Hyndland Parish church,
Hyndland Road

Kelvin Choir
Rehearsal & Concert

Tues 16 May

Balshagray Victoria Park church,
Broomhill Cross


Tues 23 May

Balshagray Victoria Park church,
Broomhill Cross


Tues 30 May

Sherbrooke St Gilbert's church,
Nithsdale Road


Sat 3 June

Sherbrooke St Gilbert's church, Nithsdale Road

GCO Rehearsal &

Sat 10 June

Martyrs’ Sandyford church, Montgomery Road, Paisley,

Chamber Music Concert

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 each receive a personal email invitation to access the Doodle Poll. This contains your personal access link to the Poll, so please do not delete the email!   The first time you access the Poll, you will need to enter your name in the table.  There are then three options available to you for each rehearsal date – Yes for attendance, (Yes) for possible attendance and No for non-attendance.  Each individual date has to be completed. When you are finished, click on the “Save” button underneath the date options, on the far right of the page.  To modify you 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 - April to June 2017

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsal & Concert Venues

Hamish Wood Building, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA

Balshagray Victoria Park Church - Broomhill Cross, G11 7PZ

Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church - Nithsdale Road, G41 5AD

Hyndland Parish Church - 81 Hyndland Road, G12 9JE

St Andrews RC Church – 29 Roman Road, Bearsden, G61 2SN

Lyle Kirk, Newark Street, Greenock, PA16 7UR

Martyrs’ Sandyford Church - Montgomery Road, Paisley, PA3 4LQ

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - Glasgow City Centre, G2 3NY

Rehearsal Venues

As our summer season draws to a close, the Orchestra Committee is undertaking a full review of our rehearsal accommodation options, taking into account cost, size of room, acoustics, parking, accessibility, and availability over the season.  

A final decision on accommodation for next session 2017-18 will be presented to the orchestra at the AGM in June.

Meanwhile, please refer to the latest Rehearsal Schedule below for details of the rehearsal and concert venues over the final few weeks of the season.   

Glasgow Caledonian University Campus - the location of the Hamish Wood Building is circled above.