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Music: Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle

The Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle (RTOOT) announces their 2012 Winter Concert, “Hallelujah and Hobbits”. To celebrate the season the RTOOT will be playing... wait... Hobbits? You’d think a holiday concert might be “hallelujah and angels” or “hallelujah and Santa’s elves”... but Hobbits? It appears that, once again, the RTOOT will offer its audience a delightful combination of orchestral music and unexpected humor.

The performance will be held on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the:

Hayti Heritage Center

804 Old Fayetteville Street

Durham, NC 27701 (919)[masked]

The complete information about the Hayti Heritage Center can be found at their website,
Tickets are $7.00 and may be purchased at the door.


These are Hobbits, not the Orchestra!!!!

And for good measure, a link to the Hallelujah flash mob:


About the Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle (RTOOT):

Known for its unique combination of classical music and unexpected humor, the Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle (RTOOT) performs its first concert at the Hayti Center. The original Really Terrible Orchestra (RTO) was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland by author Alexander McCall Smith.

In the Triangle area, the RTOOT started in May 2008 and is currently composed of approximately sixty musicians all of whom practice diligently and make every effort to play wonderful music with as much skill and accomplishment as possible. However, it is an RTOOT concert. And one can only imagine what might happen when the RTOOT attempts to celebrate the season.

For more on RTOOT:


The Hayti Heritage Center is conveniently located at the corner of Fayetteville Street and Lakewood Avenue, only 2 minutes from downtown Durham, 10 blocks from North Carolina Central University, and just off of the Durham Freeway (Hwy. 147).

Parking is available on the premises or at Phoenix Square, Heritage Square Shopping Center, and adjacent streets.

From I-40:

Take the NC-147 exit, exit number 279B, towards Durham/Downtown. Merge onto Hwy. 147 North. Take the Fayetteville St. exit, exit number 12A, towards North Carolina Central University. Turn Left onto Fayetteville St. Go 1.5 blocks. The Center will be on your left.

From I-85:

Take the Hwy. 147 South exit, exit number 172, towards Durham/Downtown/Research Triangle Park. Merge onto Hwy. 147 S. Take the exit towards Mangum St./Roxboro St. (US -15/501)/Fayetteville St./North Carolina Central University Merge onto W. Morehead Ave. Turn right on Fayetteville St.

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Annual meetup dues of $5 will be collected at this Meetup from those that have not yet paid for the year. If this is your first Meetup with the group, dues are exempt until your second attendance. Thanks in advance for voluntarily offering your payment.

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  • lm4983

    They were right - they were REALLY TERRIBLE

    December 12, 2012

  • Jan

    Well, they didn't call themselves The Really Good Orchestra of the Triangle and I liked how the poked fun of themselves with the earplugs, doodles, keep your cell phone on, etc. I like the spirit and perseverance of those our age who still try to make time to play and practice amongst work, family, life. I thought the last half was the best, with the LOR and then Christmas music. Great voices at the end especially in Hallelujah. Thanks to all who came out and respected the "good ol' try".

    December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was certainly not a night at the DPAC theater, but then again it didn't cost $140 for tickets plus parking. I had a great time. It was fun and funny. When the conductor walked out for the Lord of the Rings tribute, wearing Hobbit-Slippers, I almost fell of my seat!

    December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    December 9, 2012

  • Elaine B

    Ed mentioned wanting to meet for a bite. Here's one right next to Hayti the following was in YELP MEET ME AND LUCY at 5:30 PM before the Hayti show.. we need to get there before 7 for tickets

    Wang's Garden

    Category: Chinese [Edit]
    826 Fayetteville St
    Durham, NC 27701

    Accepts Credit Cards: Yes


    I happened to discover Wang's Garden by accident while exploring the area for good Chinese food, and I'm so glad I did! I've been back several times now and the food is always flavorful, well-prepared and of great quality. So far, I've had the Chicken w/ Cashew Nuts and the Honey Chicken and both were excellent. Lunch specials run $4.95, so it's quite the bargain!

    December 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody interested in meeting beforehand for a quick dinner?
    Suggestions as to where?

    December 9, 2012

  • Jan

    I asked an Orchestra member, Andrew who said that the doors open at 7 and it's best to be there at 7 to purchase your tickets. He does not think they will sell out but getting there early is best. The concert last around 2 hours so it will most likely be finished at 9:30 pm. Please eat ahead as there are no vendors available for food and drink except maybe vending machines. I have another event from 6-7 so please go ahead and get in line, purchase your tickets and get seated (try to hold some seats for the group) and I will get there ASAP. I'll try to leave early from my other event.

    November 13, 2012

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    2015 Supporting Member,
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  • Kim L. +1
    2016 Supporting Member
  • lm4983
    2016 Supporting Member
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  • A former member
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