Upcoming Concerts

13 December 2019, 7:30 pm

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

St George's Church, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1ED, UK

21 December 2019, 7:30 pm

UK Tour: Handel ‘Messiah’

St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK

2 March 2020, 6:30 pm

Beethoven in the City: 01 Stationers’ Hall

Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London, EC4M 7DD, UK

27 April 2020, 6:30 pm

Beethoven in the City: 02 Clothworkers’ Hall

Clothworkers’ Hall, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7AH, UK

18 May 2020, 6:30 pm

Beethoven in the City: 03 Goldsmiths’ Hall

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

1 June 2020, 6:30 pm

Beethoven in the City: 04 Grocers’ Hall

Grocers’ Hall @ St Stephen Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BN, UK

6 July 2020, 6:30 pm

Beethoven in the City: 05 Ironmongers’ Hall

Ironmongers’ Hall, Aldgate Street, London, EC2Y 8AA, UK

14 September 2020, 6:30 pm

Beethoven in the City: 06 Pattenmakers

Pattenmakers’ @ St Margaret Pattens, London, EC3M 1HS, UK

12 October 2020, 6:30 pm

Beethoven in the City: 07 Drapers’ Hall

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

9 November 2020, 6:30 pm

Beethoven in the City: 08 Leathersellers’ Hall

Leathersellers’ Hall, 15 St Helen’s Place, London, EC3A 6AB, UK

16 December 2020, 6:30 pm

Beethoven in the City: 09 Mansion House

Mansion House, Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BH, 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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