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Orchestras Under the ABO/MU Agreement

The MU agrees rates of pay and terms and conditions with the Association of British Orchestras (ABO). The orchestras fall under three categories.

Last updated: 07 January 2021

ABO Category 1 Orchestras

  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Aurora Orchestra
  • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • Britten Sinfonia
  • Chineke! Orchestra
  • City of London Sinfonia
  • Dunedin Consort
  • English Baroque Soloists
  • The English Concert
  • Gabrieli Consort & Players
  • Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
  • The Hanover Band
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • London Handel Orchestra
  • London Mozart Players
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London Sinfonietta
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Manchester Camerata
  • Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra
  • Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Orchestra of The Sixteen
  • Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique
  • Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Sinfonia Verdi

See the full ABO agreement and rates for Category 1 orchestras.

ABO Category 2 Orchestras

  • Bath Philharmonia
  • Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Northern Chamber Orchestra
  • Orchestra of the Swan
  • Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • Scottish Ensemble
  • Sinfonia Cymru
  • Sinfonia Viva
  • The Glasgow Barons

See the full ABO agreement and rates for Category 2 orchestras.

ABO Category 3 Orchestra

Southbank Sinfonia - please see the ABO agreement for terms and conditions.