Upcoming Concerts

Images of orchestra and choir performing in church with audience

4 June 2023, 7:30 pm

Mozart | Requiem

St John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA, UK

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

26 August 2023, 7:00 pm

Arundel Festival 23 | Rossini – Schubert – Haydn

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

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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