Month: April 2017

The Hanover Band’s debut in China


The Hanover Band’s debut in China is at the National Centre Performing Arts, Beijing on 7 May 2017. Opening the Spring Festival with a celebration of Baroque music, the concert, entitled ‘Royal Baroque’, under the direction of Benjamin Bayl, includes H…

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By Royal Invitation


Music of the baroque and classical periods has inspired players and audiences for over 200 years. The Hanover Band’s key objective is to ensure that performances using authentic instruments and period principles of interpretations continues for the nex…

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Review: Rossini ‘Stabat Mater’


Rossini’s ‘Stabat Mater’, Hanover Band & Chorus/Benjamin Bayl, St John’s Smith Square ★★★★☆ The Telegraph – April 2017 Rossini’s Stabat Mater may be no rarity, but it is rarely given the serious attention it deserves. In the surroundings of the Hol…

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As things go, not bad as an office space for the day...Thanks to #Handel and to the Players, Chorus and Soloists of the @TheHanoverBand for another lovely performance - and to the Duke of Kent for hosting a splendid dinner!

As things go, not bad as an office space for the day...Thanks to #Handel and to the Players,  Chorus and Soloists of the @TheHanoverBand for another lovely performance - and to the Duke of Kent for hosting a splendid dinner!

We've upped the security for the next concert. #Messiah in Royal surroundings.

We've upped the security for the next concert. #Messiah in Royal surroundings.

A joyous opening to our #Messiah tour last night at the Church of St Nicholas, Brighton with the players & chorus of @TheHanoverBand and soloists @ericaeloff, @timmorganCT, @BradSmithTenor & @MisterGravel Next stop, Windsor Castle!

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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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