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St Ceciliatide Festival – Concert & Dinner

16 November 2019, 6:45 pm
Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD, UK

St Ceciliatide Festival – Lunchtime Concert

17 November 2019, 11:30 am
Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD, UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

13 December 2019, 7:30 pm
St George's Church, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1ED, UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

21 December 2019, 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK

Appointed as ‘Orchestra In Residence’

The Hanover Band is delighted to announce our formal appointment as ‘Orchestra in Residence’ at The University of Chichester. The Band will contribute its ongoing educational work, developing a programme of orchestral performance study for students. To …

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40 students Discover Jupiter at Chichester University

During February this year Stephen Threlfall (Director of Music at Chetham’s School of Music) together with Principal Players of The Hanover Band ran an intensive 3-day course for students at the University of Chichester. Up to 40 students attended the …

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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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