UNLOCKING
the sounds
OF HISTORY

HANDEL ‘MESSIAH’ | UK TOUR

3 Dec – 23 Dec 2017

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Clocking On!

17 February 2018, 7:00 pm
The Chapel, Chichester University, West Sussex, PO19 6PE UK

JS BACH | St Matthew Passion

3 March 2018, 7:15 pm
Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, UK

JS BACH | St Matthew Passion

25 March 2018, 3:00 pm
Laren Basilica, Laren, The Netherlands

JS BACH | St John Passion

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

HAYDN | The Creation

15 April 2018, 6:30 pm
The Victoria Theatre, 2 Foundaton Street, Halifax HX1 1BP, 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 all the students and to the musicians who coached them during this course - the concert was fantastic! Thank you for everyone who came to support them as part of our ‘Nurturing the Next Generation’ initiative #THB_ClockingOn

Congratulations to all the students and to the musicians who coached them during this course - the concert was fantastic! Thank you for everyone who came to support them as part of our ‘Nurturing the Next Generation’ initiative #THB_ClockingOn

We have just started our concert with students from the University of Chichester - a wonderful start 🎻 #THB_ClockingOn #NNG

We have just started our concert with students from the University of Chichester - a wonderful start 🎻 #THB_ClockingOn #NNG

We are approaching the end of our course with Chichester University and getting ready for tonight’s concert! #THB_ClockingOn #NNG

We are approaching the end of our course with Chichester University and getting ready for tonight’s concert! #THB_ClockingOn #NNG
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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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