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

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.  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 & Concert Venues 2017-18

Balshagray Victoria Park Parish Church - Broomhill Cross, G11 7PZ

Sherbrooke Mosspark Parish Church - Nithsdale Road, G41 5AD

Broomhill Hyndland Parish Church - 81 Hyndland Road, G12 9JE

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

Lyle Kirk, Newark Street, Greenock, PA16 7UR

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

Rehearsal Venue

The Orchestra now rehearses in Balshagray Victoria Park church, located at Broomhill Cross, G11 7PZ, 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.  

Our main rehearsal venue is located in the halls of Balshagray Victoria Park Church, Broomhill Cross, G11 7PZ. Entry is by the top door on the Broomhill Gardens side of the church (right hand side as seen in the picture above).

NOTE - Unfortunately, Google Maps now appears to be incompatible with our web-site, so it has not been possible to include Map links for our rehearsal and concert locations.  However, you can simply type in the post code directly to Google Maps and find directions to these venues.




Tues 3 April


Easter break

Tues 10 April

Balshagray Victoria Park church


Tues 17 April

Balshagray Victoria Park church


Tues 24 April

Balshagray Victoria Park church

Strings-only Rehearsal

Tues 1 May

Balshagray Victoria Park church


Tues 8 May

Balshagray Victoria Park church

Wind-only Rehearsal

Tues 15 May

Balshagray Victoria Park church


Tues 22 May

Balshagray Victoria Park church


Tues 29 May

Sherbrooke Mosspark church


Sat 2 June

GCO Summer Concert

Sherbrooke Mosspark church

2.30pm rehearsal &
7.30pm Concert

Sat 16 June

GCO Chamber Concert

Martyrs' Sandyford church Paisley

rehearsal TBC &
7.30pm Concert

Rehearsal Schedule - March to June 2018

All rehearsals start at 7.30pm prompt, unless otherwise stated.