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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.
Our summer season closed on Tuesday 8 June with a mini-concert and run through of some of the music we have been preparing this session. Our special thanks go to Robert Baxter, for leading these rehearsals so enthusiastically and for preparing the play-through tracks. The programme for our mini-concert and playthrough is shown below.
Playthrough
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Lynne Bulmer (flute)
Piazzolla : Tango Etude No 3 (from Six Tango Etudes)
Tansy Hammarton (violin)
Shostakovich : Elegie & Romanze (from the Gadfly Suite)
Jan Anderson (piano)
Ibert : Le Petit Ane Blanc
Richard Payne (French Horn)
Schubert : Adagio from the Arpeggione Sonata (arranged for horn & piano by Oscar Franz)
Tom Barrie (violin)
Abreu : Tico-tico no Fuba
Debbie Mosson (flute)
Debussy : Syrinx
Playthrough
Dvorak : Symphony No 7 - 4th Movement
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

Our summer season closed on Tuesday 8 June with a mini-concert and run through of some of the music we have been preparing this session. Our special thanks go to Robert Baxter, for leading these rehearsals so enthusiastically and for preparing the play-through tracks. The programme for our mini-concert and playthrough is shown below.
Playthrough
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll
Lynne Bulmer (flute)
Piazzolla : Tango Etude No 3 (from Six Tango Etudes)
Tansy Hammarton (violin)
Shostakovich : Elegie & Romanze (from the Gadfly Suite)
Jan Anderson (piano)
Ibert : Le Petit Ane Blanc
Richard Payne (French Horn)
Schubert : Adagio from the Arpeggione Sonata (arranged for horn & piano by Oscar Franz)
Tom Barrie (violin)
Abreu : Tico-tico no Fuba
Debbie Mosson (flute)
Debussy : Syrinx
Playthrough
Dvorak : Symphony No 7 - 4th Movement