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 - Apr - Jun 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 summer 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
Siegfried Idyll
Richard Wagner
Full Orchestra
Symphony No 7
Antonin Dvorak
The Rehearsal schedule for the remainder of the summer season is outlined below. Please note that a single Zoom link will be sent out to everyone for each evening rehearsal. This allows you to sit in on the other group rehearsals as an observer. The Zoom link will open at 6.45 pm each evening, to allow time for login. The Committe has also decided that we should hold a final Mini Concert to mark the end of our season. This will be held on Tuesday 8 June and will take the same format as on previous occasions, i.e. we will play through some of the music we have been rehearsing this session, interspersed with party pieces from our members. So, thinking caps on, and please send your proposals to Wendy for a musical item to play on that evening. Ideally, no longer than 5 minutes, so that we can fit in as many party pieces as possible!
Date
Starting Times
Sections
Tuesday 4 May
7.00 - 7.40 pm 7.45 - 8.25 pm 8.30 - 9.10 pm
First & Second Violins Lower strings Wind & Brass
Tuesday 11 May
7.00 - 8.00 pm 8.10 - 9.10 pm
Wind & Brass All strings
Tuesday 18 May
TBC
Rehearsal TBC
Tuesday 25 May
TBC
Rehearsal TBC
Tuesday 1 June
TBC
Rehearsal TBC
Tuesday 8 June
TBC
Mini Concert & Playthrough of Siegfried Idyll & Dvorak (1 movememnt)
Tuesday 15 June
TBC
Annual General Meeting via Zoom
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 - Apr - Jun 2021

Rehearsals for the summer 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 4 May
7.00-7.40 7.45-8.25 8.30-9.10
First & Second Violins Lower strings Wind & Brass
Tues 11 May
7.00-8.00 8.10-9.10
WInd & Brass All strings
Tues 18 May
TBC
Rehearsal TBC
Tues 25 May
TBC
Rehearsal TBC
Tues 1 June
TBC
Rehearsal TBC
Tues 8 June
TBC
Mini concert & playthrough
Tues 15 June
TBC
Annual General Meeting via Zoom
Full orchestra
Siegfried Idyll - Richard Wagner
Full orchestra
Symphony No 7 - Antonin Dvorak
The Rehearsal schedule for the remainder of the summer season is outlined below. Please note that a single Zoom link will be sent out to everyone for each evening rehearsal. This allows you to sit in on the other group rehearsals as an observer. The Zoom link will open at 6.45 pm each evening, to allow time for login. The Committe has also decided that we should hold a final Mini Concert to mark the end of our season. This will be held on Tuesday 8 June and will take the same format as on previous occasions, i.e. we will play through some of the music we have been rehearsing this session, interspersed with party pieces from our members. So, thinking caps on, and please send your proposals to Wendy for a musical item to play on that evening. Ideally, no longer than 5 minutes, so that we can fit in as many party pieces as possible!