The Hanover Band bring this seasonal masterpiece to St Nicholas Church, Arundel. We are once again delighted to be finishing our Messiah tour in Arundel, an annual event that is a wonderful start to the Christmas festivities.
The master of this work, Andrew Arthur, conducts the magnificent Hanover Band Chorus, The Hanover Band and soloists Erica Eloff soprano, William Towers alto, Bradley Smith tenor and Edward Grint bass.
Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
THE HANOVER BAND
THE HANOVER BAND CHORUS
Erica Eloff soprano William Towers alto Bradley Smith tenor Edward Grint bass
Andrew Arthur director/harpsichord
“Strings are gleaming and engaged, their woodwind sublime, their brass bright and flexible, their percussion alert….”
21 December 2019
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK View map
£20-£45* Under 30's - FREE (*Booking fee applies) Book now
0333 666 33 66
Doors Open at 19:00
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Video / Reviews
“All the colours…registered vividly on the period instruments, and Bayl steered this familiar music with fresh imagination.”
“The Hanover Band’s gutsy playing stripped decades of varnish from the score with sound that was full-blooded…”
Whatever we wake up to on Friday morning what better way is there to wipe away the #Election2019 chaos than Handel's #Messiah. Everyone welcome whatever your political affiliation and under 30's can come for free! https://t.co/ieRa1KD2dp
It worries me that, culturally, we are in a period of deep forgetting - not knowing or caring what has gone before us. People like Clive James and Jonathan Miller knew their history, and got at the roots of where we came from, railing against ignorance of all kinds #RIP
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.