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BBC Orchestras

Updated: 25 August 2021 | 15:10 PM
Agreement

Collective agreements between BBC and the MU for employed and freelance orchestra musicians (extras and deputies).

Agreed terms and conditions between BBC Orchestras - BBCSO and BBCCO (London), and BBCNOW, BBCPO and BBCSSO (Regional) - and the Musicians' Union (MU).

BBCSO & BBCCO (London)

Rates of pay for freelance players effective 1 April 2021

Concert rates

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal
£162.00 £175.00 £185.00

Single call

3 hours with no additional work on any other day:

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal
£113.50 £123.00 £129.50

3 hours linked to other work on any other day: 

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal
£81.00 £88.00 £92.50

BBCNOW, BBCPO & BBCSSO (Regional)

Rates of pay for freelance players effective 1 April 2021

Concert rates

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal
£141.00 £153.00 £163.00

Single call

3 hours with no additional work on any other day:

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal
£98.50 £107.50 £114.00

3 hours linked to other work on any other day: 

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal
£70.50 £78.00 £81.50

UK touring supplement

24 hours away from base allowance: £5.00 per night

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Contact details

BBCSO

Orchestra Manager: Susanna Simmons

Maida Vale Studios, Delaware Road, London, W9 2LG

020 7765 5751

susanna.simmons@bbc.co.uk

MU Steward: Daniel Meyer

MU H&S Representatives: Nikos Zarb

BBCCO

Orchestra Manager: Alex Walden

Room G150-152, White City, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TS

Tel: 020 7765 2719

alex.walden@bbc.co.uk

MU Steward: Mike Briggs

MU H&S Representatives: Sarah Freestone, David Beaman, Dave McCallum

BBCNOW

Orchestra Manager: Zoe Poyser

BBC Hoddinot Hall, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL

Tel: 02920 559 702; 07718 966 165

zoe.poyser@bbc.co.uk

MU Steward: Dan Trodden

MU H&S Representatives: Dan Trodden

BBCPO

Orchestra Manager: Tom Baxter

BBC Bridge House, Media City UK, Salford, M50 2BH

Tel: 0161 836 1307; 07725 640 198

tom.baxter@bbc.co.uk

BBCSSO

Head of Orchestral Management: Richard Nelson

Glasgow City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Tel: 0141 552 0909; 07803 853 854

richard.nelson@bbc.co.uk

MU Steward: Alex Gascoine

MU H&S Representatives: Luke Russell