Month: April 2017

The Hanover Band’s debut in China


The Hanover Band’s debut in China is at the National Centre Performing Arts, Beijing on 7 May 2017. Opening the Spring Festival with a celebration of Baroque music, the concert, entitled ‘Royal Baroque’, under the direction of Benjamin Bayl, includes H…

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By Royal Invitation


Music of the baroque and classical periods has inspired players and audiences for over 200 years. The Hanover Band’s key objective is to ensure that performances using authentic instruments and period principles of interpretations continues for the nex…

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Review: Rossini ‘Stabat Mater’


Rossini’s ‘Stabat Mater’, Hanover Band & Chorus/Benjamin Bayl, St John’s Smith Square ★★★★☆ The Telegraph – April 2017 Rossini’s Stabat Mater may be no rarity, but it is rarely given the serious attention it deserves. In the surroundings of the Hol…

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Whatever we wake up to on Friday morning what better way is there to wipe away the #Election2019 chaos than Handel's #Messiah. Everyone welcome whatever your political affiliation and under 30's can come for free! https://t.co/ieRa1KD2dp

Next up for us we jump back 300 years to possibly the greatest choral work of all time. We'll be joined by @TheHanoverBand to sing J. S. Bach's B Minor Mass on 14th March @WinCathedral

It worries me that, culturally, we are in a period of deep forgetting - not knowing or caring what has gone before us. People like Clive James and Jonathan Miller knew their history, and got at the roots of where we came from, railing against ignorance of all kinds #RIP

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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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