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HANDEL ‘MESSIAH’ | UK TOUR

7 Dec – 22 Dec 2018

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St Ceciliatide Festival – Lunchtime Concert

18 November 2018, 11:30 am
Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD, UK

HANDEL ‘Messiah’

1 December 2018, 7:30 pm
Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LP UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

7 December 2018, 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Church, Church St, Brighton BN1 3LJ

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’ – Gala Concert

12 December 2018, 7:30 pm
Windsor Castle, Windsor SL4 1NJ, UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

17 December 2018, 7:30 pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AG, UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

22 December 2018, 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK

Caroline Brown – Obituary

CAROLINE BROWN Cellist who founded a band dedicated to Beethoven CAROLINE BROWN, who has died aged 64, was a cellist who in 1980 founded the Hanover Band to perform and record the music of Beethoven using instruments from the early 19th century. The or …

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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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Tonight and tomorrow night: Handel’s beautiful “Alceste” in Budapest with Óbudai Danubia Zenekar, Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir and super soloists (none of whom are on Twitter, imagine that!) Alceste is an unjustly neglected masterpiece from Mr Handel.

Tickets are on sale for all our Messiah concerts this year and they are selling fast! https://t.co/P1P3ks9OEU

Tickets are on sale for all our Messiah concerts this year and they are selling fast! https://t.co/P1P3ks9OEU
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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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