Fringe 2016

Saturday 13th August 16:30 St Mary’s Cathedral, 23 Palmerston Place Showstopping new compositions and brilliant renditions of the familiar. Musical notes, tonality and timing are all attempted. Nothing daunts this orchestra from playing with verve and courage. All concerts are unique. Entertainment guaranteed. 24-hour box office at For all...

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Happy Birthday, RTO!

Celebrating our 20th birthday is high on the agenda. We had a big party at the beginning of December for players and former players to meet, mingle and celebrate 20 years of musical mediocrity. Proof below that a good time was had by all. More pics to follow …...

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Composer Competition

The Really Terrible Orchestra’s Emerging Composer Prize 2016  The Really Terrible Orchestra (The RTO) is celebrating its 20th year by offering a prize for emerging composers. The winner will receive a prize of £1000 and will have their composition performed by the RTO. The RTO was formed in Edinburgh...

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Who are we?

So who are the Really Terrible Orchestra? There are 65 of us now, but we started in 1995 with just 10 players and on wet November evenings we could be down to 5 or 6. It began with our envying the pleasure our children gained from music. And as...

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