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Rossini ‘Stabat Mater’

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ROSSINI Stabat Mater

About This Concert

The Hanover Band, one of the UK’s most distinguished period instrument orchestras, with its fine chorus and soloists, reflect at Passiontide with Rossini’s Stabat Mater which ”transported the audience” at its first performance in Paris in 1841. It is an unashamedly theatrical work and is rarely performed with original forces.

Artists

Gemma Summerfield soprano
Caitlin Hulcup mezzo soprano
Luciano Bothelho tenor 
David Shipley bass

THE HANOVER BAND & CHORUS

Benjamin Bayl conductor

 

 

 

“Strings are gleaming and engaged, their woodwind sublime, their brass bright and flexible, their percussion alert….”

THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

When
14 April 2017
7:30 pm

Where
St Nicholas Church, Arundel, West Sussex, UK
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Tickets
£15–£35* (*Booking Fee applies)
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Additional Info
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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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