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Lunchtime Concert Series + Festival Concert

22-26 August 2023

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Brandenburg Concertos in Steyning

22 June 2024, 3:30 pm
Steyning Parish Church, BN44 3YQ

Sunday In Arundel | Concert 04

23 June 2024, 1:00 pm
Arundel Town Hall, Maltravers St, Arundel BN18 9AP, UK

Bank Holiday Weekend Concert

24 August 2024, 7:00 pm
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, BN18 9AT

Music at Borgo Di Carpiano

14 October 2024, 7:30 pm
Borgo di Carpiano, Località Carpiano, 06024 Gubbio PG, Italy


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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