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3 Dec – 23 Dec 2017

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St Ceciliatide Festival – Lunchtime Concert

19 November 2017, 12:00 pm
Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD, UK

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’

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

Clocking On!

17 February 2018, 7:00 pm
The Chapel, Chichester University, West Sussex, PO19 6PE 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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Event : Messiah by Candlelight #Midhurst #Petworth #Chichester #Petersfield https://t.co/N3aAccLP76

Event : Messiah by Candlelight  #Midhurst #Petworth #Chichester #Petersfield https://t.co/N3aAccLP76

We are deeply saddened to hear of the recent death of Andrew Lyle, the orchestra's illustrious librarian and Second Clarinet in the 1980's.

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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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