The Hanover Band, one of Britain’s finest period instrument orchestras, returns to Kings Place to bring a special Passiontide performance of JS Bach’s seasonal masterpiece as part of ‘Voices Unwrapped’.
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 Passion is a wonderful way to reflect on Good Friday and the approach of Easter Day.
Andrew Arthur conducts The Hanover Band and Chorus, joined by an exceptional line up of soloists.
Tim Morgan Alto
Peter Davoren Tenor
Simon Wall Evangelist
Alex Ashworth Christus
Ed Price Pilate
THE HANOVER BAND CHORUS
THE HANOVER BAND
Andrew Arthur director/organ
13 April 2022
Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AG, UK View map
£19.50-£49.50* (*Booking fee applies) Book now
020 7520 1490
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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.