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Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra

Updated: 03 November 2023 | 16:34 PM

An agreement between Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra (NLSO) and the MU for self-employed orchestral musicians

Rates of pay effective from 1 October 2019

Concert fees

A concert of up to three hours with a rehearsal of up to three hours on the same day, each including an interval of not less than fifteen minutes.

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal
£128.00 £133.00 £144.00

Education work

Standard fee (per single 3-hour session) Whole day fee (for two 3-hour sessions on the same day) Project Leader Single Session (per single 3-hour session) Project Leader Whole Day (for two 3-hour sessions on the same day)
£100.00 £160.00 £110.00 £180.00

For information on Educational Concerts please see the full agreement.

Distance / Travel

Distance (where transport or travel fare is provided) Travel (where transport is NOT provided)
20p per mile 40p per mile


Bed and Breakfast
(where accommodation is not provided)
M25 supplement
£63.10 £20.30

Late return

midnight - 12:30am 12:30 - 1:00am 1:00 - 2:00am
£4.95 £9.85 £14.80

Early call

Travelling or working prior to 8:30am
£3.15 per half an hour


Contact details

Orchestra Director: Adam Johnson

0208 348 1216