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UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’


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.




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

3 December 2017
7:30 pm

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

Doors Open at 6:45pm


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Perfect for a #sunny #Tuesdaymorning as #Schubert wrote this #Symphony in the #Summer.
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#Escape and "Sail the ocean blue" this morning. #HMSPinafore was first performed on this day in 1878. Let it bring you some "Joy and rapture unforseen".
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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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