Upcoming Concerts

20 February 2019, 7:00 pm

Discovering Jupiter

The Chapel of the Ascension, Chichester University, West Sussex, PO19 6PE UK

14 April 2019, 7:30 pm

JS BACH | St John Passion

St Nicholas Church, Church St, Brighton BN1 3LJ

19 April 2019, 7:30 pm

JS BACH | St John Passion

St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AT, UK

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An wonderful performance of Handel Messiah yesterday evening @stnicholas by the Hanover Band and Chorus #fullhouse ⁦@TheHanoverBand⁩

An wonderful performance of Handel Messiah yesterday evening @stnicholas by the Hanover Band and Chorus #fullhouse ⁦@TheHanoverBand⁩

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas @StNicsArundel with our final Messiah of the year.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas @StNicsArundel with our final Messiah of the year.
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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 and 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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