Upcoming Concerts

19 November 2017, 12:00 pm

St Ceciliatide Festival – Lunchtime Concert

Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD, UK

3 December 2017, 7:30 pm

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

Romsey Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8EP, UK

4 December 2017, 6:00 pm

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’ – Gala Performance

The Charterhouse, Sutton's Hospital, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AN, UK

10 December 2017, 7:30 pm

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

St George's Church, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1ED, UK

14 December 2017, 7:30 pm

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AG, UK

16 December 2017, 7:30 pm

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1PX, UK

23 December 2017, 7:30 pm

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK

17 February 2018, 7:00 pm

Clocking On!

The Chapel, Chichester University, West Sussex, PO19 6PE UK

25 March 2018, 3:00 pm

JS BACH | St Matthew Passion

Laren Basilica, Laren, The Netherlands

30 March 2018, 6:30 pm

JS BACH | St Matthew Passion

St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK

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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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