Handel ‘Messiah’ (extracts)
Bizet ‘Habanera’ (from Carmen)
Golden Age of Gerswhin (extracts)
Celebration Dinner and Concert
In the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent KG
The concert will feature extracts from Handel’s Messiah and a guest appearance from Soprano Danielle De Niese, who will perform Bizet’s ‘Habanera’ (from Carmen), Golden Age of Gerswhin and Christmas Medley favourites with the Orchestra.
Tickets for this event are priced at £300 per person or £2,500 per table of ten.
6.30pm Champagne Reception followed by concert at 7.30pm and then Dinner. Dress Code: Black Tie
Photo Credit: Danielle De Niese, soprano – Chris Dunlop, DECCA
“Strings are gleaming and engaged, their woodwind sublime, their brass bright and flexible, their percussion alert….”
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.