The Hanover Band, one of the UK’s most distinguished period instrument orchestras, with its fine chorus and soloists, reflect at Passiontide with Rossini’s Stabat Mater which ”transported the audience” at its first performance in Paris in 1841. It is an unashamedly theatrical work and is rarely performed with original forces.
Gemma Summerfield soprano
Caitlin Hulcup mezzo soprano
Luciano Bothelho tenor
David Shipley bass
THE HANOVER BAND & CHORUS
Benjamin Bayl conductor
“Strings are gleaming and engaged, their woodwind sublime, their brass bright and flexible, their percussion alert….”
14 April 2017
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK View map
Baroque music is usually heard in a room seating about 400 and having resonant surfaces. This results in a more intimate, inward-looking style of that period, which is fundamental to the authentic performance and spirit of its music. #tweetoftheweek #baroquemusic
During the Arundel Festival next week, we will have lots of events; South Stoke Series, Arundel Festival Concert, Sunday Lunchtime Concert and our Drink to Music evening with Oz Clarke and Armonico - book tickets:
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Baroque and Classical music 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 continue for the next 200 years. #NurturingNextGeneration #THB_SouthStokeSeries
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.