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The Schubert Symphonies

9 Symphonies, in 9 Livery Halls, played over 9 months
– across the City of London

Sept 2022 – July 2023

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Mozart | Requiem

4 June 2023, 7:30 pm
St John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA, UK

Schubert In The City | Symphony Series: 08

26 June 2023, 6:30 pm
Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DQ

Schubert In The City | Symphony Series: 09

10 July 2023, 6:30 pm
Ironmongers’ Hall, Shaftesbury Place, London, EC2Y 8AA

Arundel Festival 23 | Rossini – Schubert – Haydn

26 August 2023, 7:00 pm
St Nicholas' Church, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AT, UK


The Hanover Band is delighted to be resident orchestra at:

– Stationers’ Hall, City of London

– University of Chichester, West Sussex

– St Nicholas’ Church, Arundel, West Sussex

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Watch our Online Broadcasts from the City of London of Beethoven’s Symphonies, part of our Beethoven 250 series, celebrating our 40th Anniversary year – recorded through Lockdown during 2020.

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New Album Release – JS BACH Harpsichord Concertos  

We are pleased to announce the release of our new album: JS BACH Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052, 1054, 1055 & 1058 The Hanover BandAndrew Arthur “JS Bach’s seven concertos for solo harpsichord & strings, BWV 1052-1058, occupy a significant plac …

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2022-23 Season: Unlocking Schubert  

Celebrating Schubert on his 225th Anniversary (1797-2022) This season The Hanover Band are delighted to be performing a series of live, Summer Concerts at The Arundel Festival in August 2022, including a welcome return to the collaboration with The Roy …

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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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