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Northern Chamber Orchestra

Updated: 18 June 2021 | 14:31 PM

An agreement between Northern Chamber Orchestra (NCO) and MU for self-employed orchestral musicians

Rates of pay effective from 1 October 2019

Concert rates

A concert for up to 3 hours with a rehearsal of up to 3 hours on the same day.

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal
£130.00 £140.00 £150.00

Buxton opera rates

For rehearsals and performances of fully staged opera in Buxton

Two sessions of up to 3 hours each in one day (rehearsal or performance) One single session of up to 3 hours (rehearsal or performance)
Sub-Principal Principal Sub-Principal Principal
£156.00 £167.00 £100.50 £111.00

Education work fees

Standard Fee (single 3 hour session) Whole Day Fee (two 3 hour sessions on same day) Project Leader roject Leader (single 3 hour session) Project Leader roject Leader (two 3 hour sessions on same day)
£104.00 £166.00 £114.00 £187.00

Schools and Educational Concerts Rates – please see the full agreement.

Distance/Travel (more than 15 miles musicians' home base)

Distance (where transport or travel fare is provided) Travel (where transport is NOT provided)
20p per mile 44p per mile


Basic M25 Supplement
£65.00 £20.30

Late return

Midnight - 12:30am 12:30 - 1:00am 1:00 - 2:00am
£7.00 £12.00 £17.00


Contact details

General Manager: Charlie Rowley
NCO, MMU, Brooks Building, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, M15 6GX

0161 247 2220

MU Steward: David Routledge