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

Date

Venue

Notes

Tues 12 September

Balshagray Victoria Park church

Rehearsal

Tues 19 September

Balshagray Victoria Park church

Rehearsal

Tues 26 September

Balshagray Victoria Park church

Rehearsal

Tues 3 October

Balshagray Victoria Park church

Rehearsal

Tues 10 October

Balshagray Victoria Park church

Rehearsal

Tues 17 October

no rehearsal

holiday week

Tues 24 October

Balshagray Victoria Park church

Rehearsal

Tues 31 October

Balshagray Victoria Park church

Rehearsal

Tues 7 November

Balshagray Victoria Park church

Rehearsal

Tues 14 November

venue tbc

Rehearsal

Tues 21 November

Balshagray Victoria Park church

Rehearsal

Tues 28 November

Hyndland Parish Church
(provisional)

CLIC-Sargent
Rehearsal

Fri 1 December

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

CLIC-Sargent
Rehearsal & Concert

Tues 5 December

Sherbrooke St Gilbert's church

Rehearsal

Sat 9 December

Sherbrooke St Gilbert's church

GCO
Rehearsal & 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 - September to December 2017 - provisional

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsal & Concert Venues 2017-18

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

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

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

Rehearsal Venue

At the Orchestra’s Annual General Meeting, the final decision was taken to move from our current rehearsal venue in Glasgow Caledonian University, to Balshagay Victoria Park church.  The decision was not taken lightly, given the financial benefit the orchestra enjoyed from the provision of free accommodation at the University, but there were serious concerns over the acoustics of the classroom provided, and the fact that there would be a number of weeks when this would not be available due to examination diets.   The hall at Balshagray Victoria Park offers much more spacious accommodation, with a warm and easy acoustic that is ideal for rehearsals.

Our new main rehearsal venue is now 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.