Month: May 2017

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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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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