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UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

13 December 2019, 7:30 pm
St George's Church, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1ED, UK

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

21 December 2019, 7:30 pm
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK

Beethoven in the City: 01 Stationers’ Hall

2 March 2020, 6:30 pm
Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD, UK

Beethoven in the City: 02 Clothworkers’ Hall

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

Beethoven in the City: 03 Goldsmiths’ Hall

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

Beethoven in the City: 04 Grocers’ Hall

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

Beethoven in the City: 05 Ironmongers’ Hall

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

Beethoven in the City: 06 Pattenmakers

14 September 2020, 6:30 pm
Pattenmakers’ @ St Margaret Pattens, London, EC3M 1HS, UK

Basically Beethoven

Inspiring future generations to enjoy one of the greatest composers of all time The Hanover Band was conceived by Caroline Brown to give an authentic voice to some of the greatest classical pieces ever written, played as they would have been – on perio …

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Appointed as ‘Orchestra In Residence’

The Hanover Band is delighted to announce our formal appointment as ‘Orchestra in Residence’ at The University of Chichester. The Band will contribute its ongoing educational work, developing a programme of orchestral performance study for students. To …

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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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