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Following the latest government advice about Coronavirus, it is with great regret that our events through to July 2020 have been postponed. The Hanover Band is cancelling one event (St John Passion on Good Friday) and postponing a further 8 events.

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Marking the 40th Anniversary of The Hanover Band (1980-2020) and charting the UK Lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic, performances by our musicians recorded in their homes and much loved samples of The Hanover Band recordings, will be released here daily at 10am. Read more…

JS BACH | St John Passion (Cancelled)

10 April 2020, 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AT, UK

BASICALLY BEETHOVEN | University of Chichester (Postponed)

17 April 2020, 7:00 pm
The Chapel of the Ascension, Chichester University, West Sussex, PO19 6PE UK

Beethoven in the City: 02 Clothworkers’ Hall (Postponed)

27 April 2020, 6:30 pm
Clothworkers’ Hall, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7AH, UK

Beethoven in the City: 03 Goldsmiths’ Hall (Postponed)

18 May 2020, 6:30 pm
Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6BN, UK

Beethoven in the City: 04 Grocers’ Hall (Postponed)

1 June 2020, 6:30 pm
Grocers’ Hall @ St Stephen Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BN, UK

MOZART Requiem (Cancelled)

7 June 2020, 7:30 pm
St John's Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HA, UK

Beethoven in the City: 05 Ironmongers’ Hall (Postponed)

6 July 2020, 6:30 pm
Ironmongers’ Hall, Aldgate Street, London, EC2Y 8AA, UK

Beethoven in Arundel 01: String Quartet Series

22 August 2020, 6:30 pm
Arundel Town Hall, Maltravers St, Arundel BN18 9AP

Celebrating 40 Years with Ten@10

Bite-sized classical music brought to your own home  The worldwide Coronavirus pandemic has temporarily stopped us playing concerts while we all adhere to the Lockdown within the UK. In the meantime, we are launching Ten@10 – an opportunity to enj …

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Coronavirus Announcement

Following the latest government advice about Coronavirus, it is with great regret that our events through to July 2020 have been postponed.   The global pandemic has affected us all, not least our musicians, who have suffered so many cancellations …

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After yesterday's peaceful walk in the #countryside, something more energetic and #uplifting. The opening to #Schubert's #Symphony No. 5 #Tenat10 #40years


The sun is shining, so open a window and #listen to this description of the #countryside. It will make you feel like you're there. #Beethoven #Tenat10 #40years #Pastoral



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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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