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The Hanover Band Foundation

The Hanover Band is supported by The Hanover Band Foundation.


 

CHARITABLE OBJECTIVES

The Foundation’s charitable objectives are to educate and inform the public in the performance practices of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, via concerts and outreach programmes which are undertaken through the following activities:

  1. Expanding educational projects that link historical events and inventions with music. Such projects, under the generic title ‘Nurturing the Next Generation’, give opportunities to young students to engage in tutorials, courses and performances with members of The Hanover Band;
  2. Encouraging attendance at concerts by children and young adults through a subsidised ticket scheme, and, where practicable, encouraging young students to attend rehearsals and engage with the players on a one-to-one basis;
  3. Organising regular courses and workshops in music of the 17th-19th centuries for our audiences;
  4. Performing baroque and classical repertoire in key supported communities in London and the South East;
  5. The development of The Hanover Band record label, firstly by licensing The Hanover Band recordings from the back catalogue and also through recordings for release on the new label;
  6. Developing further The Hanover Band as an organisation of artistic excellence and ambitious vision.

 


Trustees

Noel Osborne (Chair), Ken Bodfish OBE,
David Cooper, Laurie Watt, Dr John Godfrey,
Howell James, Hilary Birch

Stephen Neiman – Clerk to the Foundation

 

Address

Tarrant Place, 65 Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9DJ
Tel: 01903 889996
Registered Charity No 1138061

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As things go, not bad as an office space for the day...Thanks to #Handel and to the Players, Chorus and Soloists of the @TheHanoverBand for another lovely performance - and to the Duke of Kent for hosting a splendid dinner!

As things go, not bad as an office space for the day...Thanks to #Handel and to the Players,  Chorus and Soloists of the @TheHanoverBand for another lovely performance - and to the Duke of Kent for hosting a splendid dinner!

We've upped the security for the next concert. #Messiah in Royal surroundings.

We've upped the security for the next concert. #Messiah in Royal surroundings.

A joyous opening to our #Messiah tour last night at the Church of St Nicholas, Brighton with the players & chorus of @TheHanoverBand and soloists @ericaeloff, @timmorganCT, @BradSmithTenor & @MisterGravel Next stop, Windsor Castle!

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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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