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JS BACH | St John Passion

This concert has been postponed from 2020


JS BACH  St John Passion

About This Concert

The Choir of King’s College London and the Hanover Band present a Passiontide performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion. Please join us for this performance of one of Bach’s most loved works, in the beautiful setting of the College Chapel.


The Choir of King’s College London


Joseph Fort conductor



1 April 2022
7:30 pm

King's College Chapel, Strand Ln, London WC2R 2LS, UK
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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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