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JS BACH | St John Passion (Cancelled)

This concert has been cancelled due to the latest Government advice relating to the Covid-19 epidemic. Refunds to all ticket holders are being processed by TicketSource. Please note that due to the number of cancellations being dealt with by Ticketsource, we are being advised that refunds may take up to seven days to reach your account. For those who have booked via the orchestra’s office, refunds have been organised directly.


JS BACH  St John Passion

About This Concert

Telling the story of the Passion, the final days of Jesus’s life, is a tradition that dates back to the fourth century. This originally took the form of a liturgical chant, but during the sixteenth century, music and theology became tightly bound and from this time, the Passion began to be sung and performed in different ways. J.S.Bach’s St John’s Passion is a wonderful way to reflect on Good Friday and the approach of Easter Day.

Andrew Arthur once again conducts The Hanover Band and Chorus and soloists drawn from the finest period music players and singers in the country.




Andrew Arthur director/organ



10 April 2020
7:30 pm

St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AT, UK
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£20.00-£45.00* (Booking fee applies)
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Doors Open at 19:00

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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