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JS BACH | St John Passion

5 March 2022, 6:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, London SW1X 9BZ, UK

JS BACH | St John Passion

1 April 2022, 7:30 pm
King's College Chapel, Strand Ln, London WC2R 2LS, UK

JS BACH | St John Passion

8 April 2022, 7:00 pm
St George's Church, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1ED, UK

JS BACH | St John Passion

13 April 2022, 7:30 pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AG, UK

JS BACH | St John Passion

15 April 2022, 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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Performing in Bandstands – connecting with communities

Over the summer The Hanover Band held a series of outdoor concerts in Bandstands across the South East – in Margate, Brighton and Hastings. These family friendly concerts brought people together to listen to live classical performances, giving young an …

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The Hanover Band to perform in Bandstands this summer – celebrating the return of live music

We are delighted to announce that the The Hanover Band will hold a series of family-friendly outdoor concerts on bandstands this summer. The Band will perform Beethoven’s Wind Octet Opus13 and the Mozart Serenade No 10 K361, known as the ‘Gran Partita’ …

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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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