Upcoming Concerts

9 December 2021, 7:30 pm

Handel ‘Messiah’

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

13 December 2021, 7:30 pm

Handel ‘Messiah’

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

15 December 2021, 6:30 pm

Handel Messiah – Celebration Dinner & Concert

The Mansion House, Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BH

17 December 2021, 7:00 pm

Handel ‘Messiah’

Church of St Andrew, Kimbolton, Huntingdon, PE28 0HN, UK

18 December 2021, 7:30 pm

Handel ‘Messiah’

St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK

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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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