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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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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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The Hanover Band 2016/17 Season


Unlocking the Sounds of History This season The Hanover Band explores the rich sounds of the 1840’s with performances of Rossini’s extraordinary ‘Stabat Mater’ and ‘William Tell Overture’ in St John’s Smith Square, London and Arundel, West Sussex. Duri…

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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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