The Glasgow Orchestral Society, founded in 1870, is an amateur symphony orchestra with about 70 members. We play a wide range of music, from the classical era to the present day, and have also commissioned works from eminent Scottish composers such as John Purser and John Geddes. Programmes frequently include a concerto and we sometimes join forces with choirs.


We give four concerts a year, usually in Glasgow but sometimes in Paisley. The season runs from August to May, with rehearsals on Monday evenings from 7.15pm to 9.45pm, in the Maryhill Burgh Halls, 45 Gairbraid Avenue. Our concerts next season will be in the Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), and in the City Halls, Glasgow The conductors will be Stephen Broad, Ross Gunning, Marco Romano and Eric Dunlea.

New players

Vacancies exist in some sections, particularly in the strings. If you'ld like to experience the exhilaration of performing some of the greatest orchestral music with like minded friends, why not join us?

The Glasgow Orchestral Society is Registered Scottish Charity no. SC007359 and a member of Making Music (formerly The National Federation of Music Societies)

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