What is The Truly Terrible Orchestra?

We’re a group of ‘lapsed’ amateur musicians based around the Inverness & Moray Firth area, who enjoyed playing music earlier in life and have decided to dust off their instruments & get playing again. The Orchestra was founded in 2006 by Anni Cole-Hamilton and Jon Hall. Our musical director is Jo Hazell who conducts the group with great skill, humour and endless patience! 

Rehearsal time!
Christmas Concert 2014

Every December the TTO holds its now-legendary annual Charity Christmas concert and we’ve raised thousands of pounds for local charities over the last ten years. In August 2011 we were thrilled to play at the internationally-acclaimed Tartan Heart Festival at Belladrum, near Beauly. Our other accolades include being awarded the Laoureux Challenge Trophy at the Inverness Music Festival in 2010 – a Truly Terrible triumph!  In 2018 we were involved in a national arts project called ‘My Time’ which involved a poem being written about our orchestra.

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