End of Course Concert – Working with students from the University of Chichester
Last year, in preparation for the 250th Beethoven celebrations, The Hanover Band and the University of Chichester announced a ground-breaking module in historic performance to be delivered by The Band as part of the
University’s BA(Hons)/BMus Music degrees. The first students to study this unique module started their degree courses last September.
The three-year programme will explore each Beethoven symphony over a three-day intensive course, coached by members of The Hanover Band education team, under the direction of Stephen Threlfall. Each course concludes with a concert given by the students.
The Band was appointed ‘Orchestra in Residence’ at the University of Chichester in 2019, formalising its ongoing educational work with the University.
Principal Players of
THE HANOVER BAND
Students from the University of Chichester
Stephen Threlfall director
19 February 2020
The Chapel of the Ascension, Chichester University, West Sussex, PO19 6PE UK View map
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Video / Reviews
“All the colours…registered vividly on the period instruments, and Bayl steered this familiar music with fresh imagination.”
“The Hanover Band’s gutsy playing stripped decades of varnish from the score with sound that was full-blooded…”
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.