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
The GCO is always on the look-out for new players. We currently have vacancies for violas, cellos and basses. Details on how to join the orchestra can be found by clicking the link below.
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The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is an amateur orchestra based in Glasgow, and has been making music here for over 50 years. We give 3 main concerts each year, usually in March, May and November. You can find out lots more about the orchestra and its music in the pages of this web-site. Hopefully, you will be encouraged to come along to a concert, or if you are a musician, you may be interested in joining us. We invite you to browse through the site, and if you need more information, there is a Contacts Page so that you can get in touch.
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Following our Easter break, rehearsals will resume on Tuesday 9 April at 7.30pm. Our detailed rehearsal schedule has now been extended to the end of the season, and is available on our Members page. Click the button below to jump to the schedule.

Rehearsal Update

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Summer Concert

Date : Saturday 25 May 2024 at 7.30pm Venue : Sherbrooke Mosspark Church
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GCO Bookmark

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Back by popular demand - and with apologies for the delay - here is the GCO bookmark, which combines a useful list of our concerts for season 2023-24 and a bookmark to help keep your place in your favourite book! These are now available from all members.
A small group of GCO players will be accompanying the Kelvin Choir in their Spring Concert, to be held in St John’s Renfield Church on Saturday 4 May. Tickets are available on the door.
Kelvin Choir Spring Concert
Rehearsal Schedule
Our final concert for this season again features the trumpet, but this time in stereo! The Vivaldi concerto for two trumpets was his one any only concerto for this instrument but is full of bright fanfares and fast interplay between the instruments. Opening our concert is JC Bach’s Sinfonia in B Flat, a bright and cheerful work befitting the (hopefully) summer setting of our final concert. The Brahms Haydn Variations is a set of variations based on the well known St Anthony Chorale theme originally attributed to Haydn, but now thought not to be his work at all! Eight variations and a Finale follow this theme, each displaying a different musical style, and culminating in a Finale which itself comprises a theme and set of variations. The main work in our second half is really by Haydn, and is his well-known ‘Clock’ symphony No 101, named as such for the tick-tock style of the second movement. We hope you will enjoy our concert, once again in the beautiful surroundings of Sherbrooke Mosspark Church.
The popular GCO Chamber Music concert will this year be ‘playing away from home’ as we travel down the M74 to the lovely village of Moffat. This is the home of our orchestra leader, Hazel McDonald, and the concert will be held in Upper Annandale Parish Church on Saturday 8 June, at 7.30pm.

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The GCO is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256
The GCO is always on the look-out for new players. We currently have vacancies for violas, cellos and basses. Details on how to join the orchestra can be found by clicking the link below.

Join the GCO !

Did you know that you could become a Sponsor of the GCO ? Both Individual and Business sponsorship opportunities exist to support your orchestra. Click on the button below to learn all about our new Sponsorship Schemes!

Sponsor the GCO !

Sponsor the GCO

Follow the GCO

on Facebook

Find us on Twitter

The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is an amateur orchestra based in Glasgow, and has been making music here for over 50 years. We give 3 main concerts each year, usually in March, May and November. You can find out lots more about the orchestra and its music in the pages of this web-site. Hopefully, you will be encouraged to come along to a concert, or if you are a musician, you may be interested in joining us. We invite you to browse through the site, and if you need more information, there is a Contacts Page so that you can get in touch.
Welcome !
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Glasgow Chamber Orchestra

Rehearsal Update

Following our Easter break, rehearsals will resume on Tuesday 9 April at 7.30pm. Our detailed rehearsal schedule has now been extended to the end of the season, and is available on our Members page. Click the button below to jump to the schedule.
 

Summer Concert

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Date : Saturday 25 May 2024 at 7.30pm Venue : Sherbrooke Mosspark Church
Our final concert for this season again features the trumpet, but this time in stereo! The Vivaldi concerto for two trumpets was his one any only concerto for this instrument but is full of bright fanfares and fast interplay between the instruments. Opening our concert is JC Bach’s Sinfonia in B Flat, a bright and cheerful work befitting the (hopefully) summer setting of our final concert. The Brahms Haydn Variations is a set of variations based on the well known St Anthony Chorale theme originally attributed to Haydn, but now thought not to be his work at all! Eight variations and a Finale follow this theme, each displaying a different musical style, and culminating in a Finale which itself comprises a theme and set of variations. The main work in our second half is really by Haydn, and is his well-known ‘Clock’ symphony No 101, named as such for the tick-tock style of the second movement. We hope you will enjoy our concert, once again in the beautiful surroundings of Sherbrooke Mosspark Church.
Back by popular demand - and with apologies for the delay - here is the GCO bookmark, which combines a useful list of our concerts for season 2023-24 and a bookmark to help keep your place in your favourite book! These are now available from all members.

GCO Bookmark


Kelvin Choir Spring Concert
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A small group of GCO players will be accompanying the Kelvin Choir in their Spring Concert, to be held in St John’s Renfield Church on Saturday 4 May. Tickets are available on the door.
The popular GCO Chamber Music concert will this year be ‘playing away from home’ as we travel down the M74 to the lovely village of Moffat. This is the home of our orchestra leader, Hazel McDonald, and the concert will be held in Upper Annandale Parish Church on Saturday 8 June, at 7.30pm.

Advanced Notice !