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UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

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Handel ‘Messiah’

About this Concert

The Hanover Band bring this seasonal masterpiece to the wonderful setting of Romsey Abbey.

The master of this work, Andrew Arthur, conducts the magnificent Hanover Band Chorus, The Hanover Band and soloists Erica Eloff soprano, William Towers countertenor, Bradley Smith tenor and Edward Grint bass.

Artists

THE HANOVER BAND

THE HANOVER BAND CHORUS

Erica Eloff soprano
William Towers countertenor
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….”

The Independent on Sunday

When
3 December 2017
7:30 pm

Where
Romsey Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8EP, UK
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Tickets
£15-£35 (*Booking Fee Applies)
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Additional Info
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01794 512987

Doors Open at 6:45pm

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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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