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3 Dec – 23 Dec 2017

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UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

3 December 2017, 7:30 pm
Romsey Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8EP, UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’ – Gala Performance

4 December 2017, 6:00 pm
The Charterhouse, Sutton's Hospital, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AN, UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

6 December 2017, 7:30 pm
Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

7 December 2017, 7:30 pm
St Andrew's Church, Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0BF, UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

10 December 2017, 7:30 pm
St George's Church, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1ED, UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

14 December 2017, 7:30 pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AG, UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

16 December 2017, 7:30 pm
Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1PX, UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

23 December 2017, 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK

Benjamin Bayl new Associate Director

The Hanover Band are delighted to announce that Benjamin Bayl has been recently appointed an Associate Director of the orchestra. Benjamin has worked with the orchestra for several years now and has an excellent rapport with the players. He recently co …

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Online Reviews | Beijing May 2017

Following The Hanover Band’s debut in China in May 2017, here is a compiled collection of comments and reviews shared online: By @Jingjie on WeChat Board – The HB’s concert, conducted by Benjamin Bayl from harpsichord. Particularly enjoy Vivaldi’s conc …

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Congratulations to Pip Eastop, Sarah Walker's choice on Radio 3 for the Mozart Horn Quintet on period instruments.

Very happy to announce that I will be represented by Parnassus Arts Vienna, who will be my new management. (Stage Door continues in Italy).

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The Hanover Band

HANOVER (Not Hannover; Germany) In terms of British history the majority of the music we play is from the Hanoverian period. Hanover also refers to Hanover Square in London, where Haydn performed his symphonies & arias in the Salomon Concerts in the 1790’s.

BAND (ref: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians)
‘An instrumental ensemble, larger than a chamber ensemble. Thus the ’24 violins’ of Louis XIV were called ‘la grande bande’ to distinguish them from Lully’s ‘petits violons’, and Charles II’s similar ensemble was known as ‘the King’s Band’. By extension, ‘band’ came to mean an orchestra in colloquial British usage’.

THE HANOVER BAND a period name for a period orchestra.

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