As a non-professional orchestra, we engage freelance professionals to fill gaps in the ranks for our concerts, paying them the appropriate rate. Despite having to play alongside us amateurs, these tremendously skillful and talented musicians really enter into the spirit of our concerts and do a thoroughly professional job. We value their contribution as musicians and many have become great friends.
With their incomes falling through the floor and government support some time away, we’ve launched a special project to help them. You can find out more here: