Upcoming Concerts

15 December 2022, 7:00 pm

Handel ‘Messiah’

Steyning Parish Church of St Andrew and St Cuthman, West Sussex, BN44 3YQ, UK

17 December 2022, 7:00 pm

Handel ‘Messiah’

St Nicholas' Church, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AT, UK

19 December 2022, 7:30 pm

Handel ‘Messiah’

Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AG, UK

30 January 2023, 6:30 pm

Schubert In The City | Symphony Series: 04

Mansion House, Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BH

27 February 2023, 6:30 pm

Schubert In The City | Symphony Series: 05

Haberdashers’ Hall, Smithfield, London, EC1A 9HQ

20 March 2023, 6:30 pm

Schubert In The City | Symphony Series: 06

Leathersellers’ Hall, 7 St Helen’s Place, London, EC3A 6AB

22 May 2023, 6:30 pm

Schubert In The City | Symphony Series: 07

Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6BN

26 June 2023, 6:30 pm

Schubert In The City | Symphony Series: 08

Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DQ

10 July 2023, 6:30 pm

Schubert In The City | Symphony Series: 09

Ironmongers’ Hall, Shaftesbury Place, London, EC2Y 8AA

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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