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St Ceciliatide Festival






Clarinet Quintet K581
(Recorded at the Arundel Festival in August 2021)


Symphony No 6 (Pastoral) Opus 68
(Recorded in Stationers’ Hall in August 2020)



The St Ceciliatide Festival presents the virtual Stationers’ annual St Ceciliatide Concert, given by Colin Lawson (clarinet), the Consone Quartet and The Hanover Band, to be streamed on Sunday 21 November at noon.

St CECILIA, the patron saint of music and musicians, has been celebrated at Stationers’ Hall since at least 1692, when Henry Purcell’s second Ode ‘Hail, Bright Cecilia’ received its world premiere here in the Hall.  This year we offer two major works, performed by outstanding musicians.



Colin Lawson clarinet
Agata Daraskaite violin
Magdalena Loth-Hill violin
Elitsa Bogdanova viola
George Ross cello



Jorge Jimenez leader
Benjamin Bayl conductor

Colin Lawson is Director of the Royal College of Music. He has an international profile, and is described as ‘a brilliant, absolutely world-class player’ and ‘the doyen of period clarinettists’.

The Consone Quartet regularly plays with The Hanover Band, and now have a burgeoning career, being recently selected as BBC Radio 3 New Generations Artists for 2019-21.


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This virtual concert will be premiered online. You can watch online here or on The Hanover Band’s YouTube channel.


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There is no charge for this streamed concert, but donations (to be shared by The Stationers’ Foundation and The Hanover Band) will be invited from those who listen to it.  Suggested minimum donation: £5

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21 November 2021
12:00 pm

Virtual Concert
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Additional Info

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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