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Handel ‘Messiah’

9 December 2021, 7:30 pm
St George's Church, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1ED, UK

Handel ‘Messiah’

13 December 2021, 7:30 pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AG, UK

Handel ‘Messiah’

18 December 2021, 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, 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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The Hanover Band to receive £75,000 from Culture Recovery Fund

The internationally acclaimed Hanover Band will hold a series of bandstand concerts this summer in preparation for its return to the concert hall. The Hanover Band, based in Arundel, West Sussex, will use a £75,000 grant from the government’s Culture R …

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Broadcasting a musical symbol of unity as EU transition ends

The Hanover Band will conclude its celebration of Beethoven with a symbolic broadcast shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve. The orchestra recorded the composer’s Ninth Symphony earlier this year to conclude a project which not only celebrated Beet …

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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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