SAVE THE DATE! The Truly Terrible Orchestra are delighted to be hosting a Come & Play Day on Sat 26th Oct 2019 from 10am – 4pm at Culduthel Christian Centre, Inverness. The day is going to be an informal get-together of music-making and fun, open to any amateur musicians from round Highland – we hope loads of fellow musicians will be able to join us for a fab day! We’ll be sharing more details of the day (including the pieces we’ll be playing and how to book) on this website and on Facebook over the next few weeks
Here’s our conductor Julia, tuba player Edward and TTO Chairman Niall launching our recruitment drive for new members! After two years of playing with us, Edward is heading back to Canada and has generously gifted his tuba to the TTO. So any tuba players out there who have bags of enthusiasm, but no instrument, will be able to have loan of the tuba and join the ranks of the Terribles! We’re looking to expand all our sections and particularly need violins, violas, all brass, oboes, bassoons and percussion so if you would like to join us for some fab music making & lots of fun, contact us!
We’re delighted to announce that, after giving our long-suffering audience a rest last year, the TTO Christmas Concert is back!! The orchestra is putting together a fabulous programme of light, classical and Christmas favourites. The concert will also include special guest singers, Ardersier Forte. This year’s event will take place on Tues 11th December at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness and will be in aid of Team Hamish. Huge thanks to our sponsors, Royal Bank of Scotland and VU Games. Tickets (£8 suggested donation) available from TTO members and from the Music Station, 49 Church St, Inverness – the hottest ticket in town!!
As part of the My Time Project, by , Poet Stuart Sanderson came to spend an evening with The Truly Terrible Orchestra and then wrote a poem about his experience. To read Stuarts poem about the orchestra click here and head to pages 28-29. The project was looking at the importance of recreational activities. When interviewed by the Scotman newspaper he said: ‘I love the way the orchestra provides an unpretentious, welcoming space for enjoyment and participation across a broad range of proficiencies. It’s a great group doing really important work’. Click here to read the Scotsman article.
The Truly Terrible Orchestra Evening of Christmas Sparkle & Festive Fun held on Tuesday 15th December 2015 at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness was a fabulous success! We had a great turn out and raised over £2380 for the Highland Hospice! Great work everyone (including our long-suffering audience who did a splendid job joining in the fun!)
Our new term started last week (25th Aug) with our new conductor and lots of new members too! We’re still looking new members in some sections however: Oboes Bassoon Trombone Tuba Trumpet Percussion Get in touch through the Contact page if you’d like to join us!