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Northern Chamber Orchestra

Updated: 15 December 2020 | 12:35 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 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: Charley Rowley
NCO, MMU, Brooks Building, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester, M15 6GX

0161 247 2220

MU Steward: David Routledge