our next concert is:

2 December 2018

16.30

Renfield St Stephen's Church

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About us

Glasgow Orchestral Society, founded in 1870, is a symphony orchestra with about 70 members. Our repertoire covers a wide range of music, from the classical era to the present day, including new works (recently by John Maxwell Geddes and Tom David Wilson) and choral works with local choirs.

We are a non-auditioning orchestra and we enjoy making music to the highest standards and having as much fun as possible in the process!

We are very fortunate to have a number of different conductors for our concerts, each bringing their own personality and distinctive style to our rehearsals and performances.

We give four concerts a year and rehearse weekly on Monday evenings from 7.15pm to 9.45pm, from September to May, in Maryhill Burgh Halls, 45 Gairbraid Avenue, G20 8YE

Glasgow Orchestral Society will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020-21.

A HISTORY OF The Glasgow Orchestral Society

What's on

Concert Schedule 2018-2019

21 October 2018 19:30 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

2 December 2018 16:30  Renfield St Stephen's Church

16 March 2019 19:30  City Halls 

19 May 2019 15:00 The Queen's Hall Dunoon


Download a full history of past concerts

Members

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15pm to 9:45pm in Maryhill Burgh Halls (45 Gairbraid Avenue G20 8YE)

Download the Rehearsal Schedule here

SUBSCRIPTIONS

  • full annual subscription: £120 
  • students and unemployed: £50

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Download the Members’ Handbook here

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Join Us

We do not formally audition, but you should be of at least Associated Board Grade 7 standard or higher, with relevant orchestral playing experience. And you should have enough free time and be prepared to practise your parts at home between rehearsals.

New members will be invited to attend rehearsals and perform in two concerts and the committee will then decide, in consultation with the relevant section leader, to invite you to join the orchestra for the longer term.

You will be asked to pay 50% of the annual subscription for the first concert, the balance of the year's subscription to be paid on mutually satisfactory completion of the first term.

Non-playing friends are also invited to get involved in our activities.

Vacancies

New players are welcome if we have places.  Lower strings (cellos and bases) please contact our secretary, Ben, to register your interest.

At present  we have no vacancies in the brass, woodwind or upper strings. Please watch this space for any future vacancies, or contact us if you would like join should a vacancy arise.  Please do get in touch as we often need extras for bigger works. 

gossecretary2@gmail.com

Get Involved

You can help play a part in making GOS a success in many ways:

  • Attend our concerts regularly!
  • Volunteer to help with non-playing tasks: eg finding sponsorship, marketing/ advertising our concerts, selling advertising space in our programmes
  • Sponsor a musician, a soloist, a piece of music, or even a concert
  • Advertise your organisation or business in our programmes

You could also sign up to Easyfundraising to raise funds for us when you shop online with major retailers and travel companies: www.easyfundraising.org.uk

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